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SpiritWind00
03-07-17, 12:33 PM
The Spring Faire!
https://i.imgur.com/9XHAmWV.png


Prizes:
Rank 1 | Spring Dragon, Gold trophy, 20 trade tickets
Rank 2 | Spring Dragon, Silver trophy, 15 trade tickets
Rank 3 | Bronze trophy, 15 trade tickets
Rank 4-6 | +25 energy box, 10 trade tickets
Rank 7-12 | +25 energy box, 5 trade tickets
Rank 13-19 | +10 energy box, 5 trade tickets
Rank 20 | 1 trade ticket, 10,000 coins
You must have more than 0 points to rank otherwise you'll miss out on the trade ticket for rank 20.


https://i.imgur.com/wz5O03P.png
https://i.imgur.com/4aD0OaO.png
https://i.imgur.com/1Xovocp.png

https://i.imgur.com/Di6lT4U.png
https://i.imgur.com/iIuFMV5.png


Troubleshooting!
If you do not want your facebook picture showing on the leaderboard ranking screen, (in your game) go into Settings and turn off Facebook. There is no reason to have this feature turned on anyway as Castle doesn't have a FB interface. Any problems, please post in the Bugs Forum, not in thread.

SpiritWind00
03-07-17, 12:34 PM
Leaderboard Information

* There will be three different tier levels: (Levels are correct -Pika)
Low Level : Level 17-26
Mid Level : Level 27-45
High Level : Level 46+
All prizes are the same for all tiers.
* There are only 20 players in a group, randomly selected around your level
* Remember you can use the boosts from the Apothecary to help speed up your workshops and kitchens!

How to get Royal Points:
1. Complete Spring Faire deliveries - craft items in either the Workshop, Potion Shop or Magic Forge and sell them for points on the leaderboard screen
2. +15 points | Gain 15 points every time you collect from the Serene Circle (2x2)
3. +4 points | Gain 4 points every time you chop Cherry Blossom trees
4. +1 | Gain 1 point every other tree chop (includes dead trees, ferns, patches of grass etc)
5. +1 | Gain 1 point every other time you mine rocks (all rocks counts)
6. +1 | Gain 1 point every other time you fight monsters
7. Win Mystery Chests
8. Collect beads from rock outcroppings
9. Collect dried flowers from Iceland Poppies. (Poppy shrubs work too, but not every time)


Potion Shop
Spring Tea, 1 hour - 1 dried flower, 10 white petals, 5 water | +20 points

Workshop
Fur Satchel, 4 hours - 4 beads, 4 fur, 1 super glue | +10 points

Magic Forge
Nature Amulet, 15 minutes - 2 beads, 4 sap, 3 jewels | +x points
Nature Mask, 4 hours - 6 beads, 6 living wood, 1 enchanter's essence | +20 points
Spiritual Seeds, 2 hours - 2 dried flower, 1 enchanter's essence, 5 hide +30 points


The more points you gain, the further you move up the Goal slider. If you reach certain milestones, you get a prize.

Low Level: Level 17-26 Goals:
50 points | 2 x Spring Faire Trees
100 points | Mystery Chest
200 points | 1 x Wisdom Stones
300 points | Mystery Chest
400 points | Mystery Chest
600 points | Overgrown Fountain
800 points | Mystery Chest
1000 points | Mother Tree
1200 points | Mystery Chest
1500 points | Ostara the Satyr

Mid Level: Level 27-45 Goals:
50 points | 2 x Spring Faire Trees
100 points | Mystery Chest
200 points | 1 x Wisdom Stones
400 points | Mystery Chest
600 points | Mystery Chest
900 points | Overgrown Fountain
1200 points | Mystery Chest
1500 points | Mother Tree
1900 points | Mystery Chest
2300 points | Ostara the Satyr

High Level: Level 46+ Goals:
50 points | 2 x Spring Faire trees
100 points | Mystery Chest - contains points, energy, beads or Cherry Blossom trees
250 points | 1 x Wisdom stones
500 points | Mystery Chest - as above
750 points | Mystery Chest - as above
1000 points | Overgrown Fountain
1500 points | Mystery Chest - contains points, energy or Cherry Blossom trees
2000 points | Mother Tree
2500 points | Mystery Chest - contains points, energy or Cherry Blossom tree
3000 points | Ostara the Satyr - drops include magical fruit, wool, horse hair and more



Shop:
Knights Nobility | active for 2 hours | 25 gems | boost gives you 3x as many points for 2 hours
Squire's Strength | active for 1 hour | 7 gems | boost gives you 2x as many points for 1 hour
Serene Circle | 150 gems | drops 15 points every 2 hours. Limit 1.





Leaderboard pictures



The Counter
https://i.imgur.com/I5xshPo.png

Points:
https://i.imgur.com/hCFixIn.png

Leaderboard items:
Beads
https://i.imgur.com/sgD6BWS.png https://i.imgur.com/nruaGLT.png

Serene Circle | Cherry Blossom Tree
https://i.imgur.com/38jISCy.png

Dried Flowers
https://i.imgur.com/1YjCRdo.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/eZPvRer.png



Boosts:
Knight's Nobility | Squire's Strength | Serene Circle | Cherry Blossom Tree
https://i.imgur.com/KKmsZIz.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/JXyRMBq.png
https://i.imgur.com/iZDIrSI.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/SiSCHdB.png


Crafting:
Workshop - Fur Satchel
https://i.imgur.com/1r17A1w.png

Potion Shop - Spring Tea
https://i.imgur.com/VLyJJxZ.png

Magic Forge - Nature Amulet
Magic Forge - Nature Mask
Magic Forge - Spiritual Seeds
https://i.imgur.com/oMrvJM7.png
https://i.imgur.com/mjx0C3X.png
https://i.imgur.com/NMcJcSA.png


Milestone Prizes:
50 points | 2 x Spring Faire trees
https://i.imgur.com/CXGLe3r.png

100 points | Mystery Chest
https://i.imgur.com/VTLV2Dr.png
https://i.imgur.com/JinBqkl.png

250 points | 1 x Wisdom stones

500 points | Mystery Chest

750 points | Mystery Chest

1000 points | Overgrown Fountain

1500 points | Mystery Chest

2000 points | Mother Tree

2500 points | Mystery Chest

3000 points | Ostara the Satyr




Inventory Guide info:

still to write this bit... (it all takes so much time! :))

Spring Dragon drops - earth wisp, 5 energy, dragon scales, 2 gems jewels, living wood, longsword, wood, orange petals

I've put all of the prizes into the Inventory guide.

ShibuyaCloth
03-07-17, 12:51 PM
https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50804.png_2v_31020.png
Spring Tea (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_SpringTea) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-SpringTea.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: An herbal blend meant to enhance the senses.
Type: Material
Source: Event
Crafted in: Potion Shop
Requirements: 1 Dried Flower, 10 White Petals, 5 Water
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 60 minutes // 1 hour
Production Speed-up: 4 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 20 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50807.png_2v_31020.png
Dried Flowers (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_DriedFlowers) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-DriedFlowers.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Petals carefully dried for spring ceremonies. Find near Iceland Poppies!
Type: Material
Source: Event
Requirements: 20 gems
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 5 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb806090.png_2v_31020.png
Cherry Blossom Tree (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_CherryBlossomTree) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-CherryBlossomTree.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: The tree of the Spring Faire! Drops 4 Points every chop.
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1X1
Requirements: 20 gems
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Drops: Points, Sap, Wood, Living Wood
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: Individual prize for 50 points. Can be cleared in 20 actions


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703029.png_2v_31020.png
Serene Circle (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_SereneCircle) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-SereneCircle.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Drops 15 Points every 2 hrs. Limit 1 per Kingdom
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 2x2
Requirements: 150 gems
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Drops: Points
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Collection: 120 minutes // 2 hours
Collection Speed-up: 8 gems
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 15 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50801.png_2v_31020.png
Nature Amulet (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_NatureAmulet) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-NatureAmulet.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: An amulet worn at the Spring Faire.
Type: Material
Source: Event
Crafted in: Magic Forge
Requirements: 2 Beads, 4 Sap, 3 Jewels
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 15 minutes
Production Speed-up: 1 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: x points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50806.png_2v_31020.png
Beads (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_Beads) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-Beads.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A collection of handmade beads. Find near Rock Outcroppings!
Type: Material
Source: Event
Requirements: 10 gems
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 5 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50802.png_2v_31020.png
Fur Satchel (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_FurSatchel) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-FurSatchel.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A satchel made from all natural materials.
Type: Material
Source: Event
Crafted in: Workshop
Requirements: 4 Beads, 4 Fur, 1 Super Glue
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 240 minutes // 4 hours
Production Speed-up: 16 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 10 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50803.png_2v_31020.png
Nature Mask (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_NatureMask) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-NatureMask.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A mystical mask worn in Spring Faire festivities.
Type: Material
Source: Event
Crafted in: Magic Forge
Requirements: 6 Beads, 6 Living Wood, 1 Enchanter's Essence
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 240 minutes // 4 hours
Production Speed-up: 16 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 20 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb50805.png_2v_31020.png
Spiritual Seeds (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_SpiritualSeeds) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-SpiritualSeeds.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Sacred seeds swon for spring rebirth.
Type: Material
Source: Event
Crafted in: Magic Forge
Requirements: 2 Dried Flowers, 1 Encanter's Essence, 5 Hide
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 120 minutes // 2 hours
Production Speed-up: 8 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 30 points


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703034.png_2v_31020.png
Wisdom Stones (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_WisdomStones) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-WisdomStones.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Show off your victories at the Spring Faire!
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Royal Points: 15
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: Individual prize for 200 (L), 200 (M), 250 (H) points.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703033.png_2v_31020.png
Overgrown Fountain (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_OvergrownFountain) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-OvergrownFountain.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Show off your vistoires at the Spring Faire!
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 2x2
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: Individual prize for 600 (L), 900 (M), 1000 (H) points.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703035.png_2v_31020.png
Mother Tree (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_MotherTree) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-MotherTree.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Show off your victories at the Spring Faire!
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 2x2
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: Individual prize for 1000 (L), 1500 (M), 2000 (H) points.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb907030.png_2v_31020.png
Ostara the Satyr (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_OstaratheSatyr) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-OstaratheSatyr.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A beautiful and playful Satyr.
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Drops: Magic Fruit, Wool, Horse Hair
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Collection: 480 minutes // 8 hours
Collection Speed-up: 32 gems
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: Individual prize for 1500 (L), 2300 (M), 3000 (H) points.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb907031.png_2v_31020.png
Spring Dragon (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_SpringDragon) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-SpringDragon.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A natural spirit visiting during Spring Faire!
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Drops: Coins, Orange Petals, Living Wood, Light Armor, Wood, Dragon Scales, Gem, Energy, Longsword, Jewels, Earth Wisp
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Collection: 1320 minutes // 22 hours
Collection Speed-up: 88 gems
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 1st and 2nd prize of the Spring Faire.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703032.png_2v_31020.png
Gold Spring Trophy (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GoldSpringTrophy) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GoldSpringTrophy.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A golden trophy from the Spring Faire.
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 1st prize of the Royal games.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703031.png_2v_31020.png
Silver Spring Trophy (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_SilverSpringTrophy) - (Card (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-SilverSpringTrophy.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A silver trophy from the Spring Faire.
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 2nd prize of the Royal games.


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb703030.png_2v_31020.png
Bronze Spring Trophy (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_BronzeSpringTrophy) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-BronzeSpringTrophy.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A bronze trophy from the Spring Faire.
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737
Comments: 3rd prize of the Royal games.


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb21089.png_2v_31020.png
Point (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_Point)
Storable: No
Type: Material
Source: Event
Events: The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97737


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/boost_gold_icon.png
Knight's Nobility (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_KnightsNobility)
Storable: No
Info: This boost gives you 3x as many points for 2 hours!
Type: Boost
Source: Event
Requirements: 25 gems
Events: The Royal Games - February 2017, The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 120 minutes // 2 hours
Production Speed-up: 8 gems
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97266


https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/boost_copper_icon.png
Squire's Strength (https://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_SquiresStrength)
Storable: No
Info: This boost gives you 2x points for 1 hour!
Type: Boost
Source: Event
Requirements: 7 gems
Events: The Royal Games - February 2017, The Spring Faire! - March 2017
Production: 60 minutes // 1 hour
Production Speed-up: 4 gems
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97266

Hawisa
03-07-17, 12:55 PM
How can I get S8 to remove my photo from the leaderboard? It was posted last time and I complained but nothing was done. This is A VIOLATION OF MY PRIVACY

arale_norimaki
03-07-17, 12:56 PM
Hi!

We can now craft a Fur Satchel at the Workshop.
It requires 4 beads, 4 furs and 1 super glue.
Beads drop from Rock Outcroppings (I got 2 out of 6 hits).

Is this part of the update? Have you seen anything else?

katbtodd
03-07-17, 01:04 PM
How can I get S8 to remove my photo from the leaderboard? It was posted last time and I complained but nothing was done. This is A VIOLATION OF MY PRIVACY
Go into your menu and take our self out of Facebook

meme1098
03-07-17, 01:12 PM
Ah, gee. More rock outcroppings... really??!!!??? This game has become so monotonous.

I may see if I can come out on bottom this time just for spite.

ladyperidot
03-07-17, 01:14 PM
Ah, gee. More rock outcroppings... really??!!!??? This game has become so monotonous ��

I may see if I can come out on bottom this time just for spite.

I know really, more rocks. My young rule should have arms like Hercules by now!! But.. there's a dragon as a prize, that might motivate me

Meereen39
03-07-17, 01:14 PM
I actually got beads every second chop pretty happy with that... I have two accounts and I am competing against myself lol..

meme1098
03-07-17, 01:15 PM
I know really, more rocks. My young rule should have arms like Hercules by now!! But.. there's a dragon as a prize, that might motivate me

I've already dropped to 12th since my other post...lol

And by the way, the Iceland Poppy shrub doesn't drop any dried flowers! Boo, S8!!!

zoroak
03-07-17, 01:27 PM
Don't know if I can be motivated for this one, have 19 dragons and 5 eggs and at least half of my group have the steed from last time so it's probably going to be a bit more competitive.

meme1098
03-07-17, 01:28 PM
Don't know if I can be motivated for this one, have 19 dragons and 5 eggs and at least half of my group have the steed from last time so it's probably going to be a bit more competitive.

I decided to play a bit just to see how competitive some of the top people might be...lol.
I have plenty of dragons too. I have 5 eggs & 6 burning embers just sitting in storage because I already have enough. And also have the special ones too.

zoroak
03-07-17, 01:34 PM
I decided to play a bit just to see how competitive some of the top people might be...lol.

As long as they don't score 50K or so... :p
I'm saving my deliveries and weekly alicorns till the end for boosts this time round. And no I didn't score 50K last time. ;)

hed1234
03-07-17, 01:35 PM
First time I'm intentionally sitting out an event... the last leaderboard event was sooooo tedious! I say concentrate on storyline and characters/achievable prizes which add some value to the game... no more chopping rocks for me;)

MoonVillage3
03-07-17, 01:42 PM
I actually got beads every second chop pretty happy with that... I have two accounts and I am competing against myself lol..
In that case you can make a tie and place yourselves in the same position.. lol!

robotparade
03-07-17, 01:43 PM
Thanks, but no thanks, S8. We literally just did a leaderboard event, and it wasn't a whole lotta fun.

For the amount of energy I'll spent to win a prize of 5 trade tickets, I could be playing with my kingdom and earn double or triple the tickets.

UPDATE: In the time it took to type the sentences above, I dropped from 2nd place to 18th. ::rolling eyes::

ShibuyaCloth
03-07-17, 01:44 PM
I will make the mark: have all the pics posted soon: That will be by Leaderboard score, well I will still try to get the 3000 points! So be warned group, I will be in the top 20 :p

MoonVillage3
03-07-17, 01:50 PM
How can I get S8 to remove my photo from the leaderboard? It was posted last time and I complained but nothing was done. This is A VIOLATION OF MY PRIVACY
S8 can't remove you.. you have to do it yourself as you are publishing your own photo through FB. Go to your FB and sign off.

PanicMood
03-07-17, 01:52 PM
God, so tedious. I think i' m going to sit out this one, i don't feel like chopping a million rock for lousy prizes.

MoonVillage3
03-07-17, 01:59 PM
Suggestions for those who don't want to compete...
Just move along at your own pace.. the prizes you can collect anyway as materials are easy to find.
..only Iceland Poppies work
..Icy Willow Trees do count
..lots of nuggets can be collected
..fighting Dire Bore gives more points

QueenEverly
03-07-17, 02:00 PM
Sigh. I'm not a big fan of these competitions, but I wouldn't mind so much if they changed up what we had to do at least. We just finished an event that required a ton of rock chopping so I'm already maxed on stone and blocks, and I hate chopping trees because you have to grow the darn things first! I'd much rather these events focus on things I do anyway - collecting from stables and hatcheries, ponds, animals, even some of the other buildings. And I'm not going to spend 150 gems on a circle of rocks that will be useless afterward and looks too much like the mushroom circles- if it was something really cute or unique, I don't mind spending the gems. As much as I like dragons, I'm probably just going to collect whatever points I happen to during my usual play and leave it at that. I appreciate having something new to do but it's too much like what we just did for me to get really into it.

justmine2
03-07-17, 02:02 PM
Sitting this one out as well. I play several Storm 8 games and these leader boards are just too much! Seems like every other goal is a leader board

riverly
03-07-17, 02:10 PM
On the fence concerning this event. I'm going to take the suggestion of playing normally. Can't help but notice that the cherry blossom tree pales in comparison to the wisteria. I'm curious what the other graphics will be like.

Nessell
03-07-17, 02:13 PM
Meh...already dropped to 8th in my group and everyone else above me has heaps of alicorns so my goal will be the 2300 for the individual prize. Looks like these type of events will be the norm from now on.

High ho, high ho it's off to chop rocks I go.....

Good luck everyone.

caron7
03-07-17, 02:18 PM
I decided to play a bit just to see how competitive some of the top people might be...lol.
I have plenty of dragons too. I have 5 eggs & 6 burning embers just sitting in storage because I already have enough. And also have the special ones too.

lucky you :) . burning embers are elusive for me! i do have some dragons. are we going to use them in this event in some way? thanks!

TerraRanomi
03-07-17, 02:18 PM
Is this event supposed to be 7 days? Because my timer's already on 6 days & ~45 minutes.


Suggestions for those who don't want to compete...
Just move along at your own pace.. the prizes you can collect anyway as materials are easy to find.
..only Iceland Poppies work
..Icy Willow Trees do count
..lots of nuggets can be collected
..fighting Dire Bore gives more points

Thanks! I'm trying for the satyr & maybe get 2nd place again, unless this group I'm in is really competitive. :cool:

Zirilka
03-07-17, 02:21 PM
1. What's up with the updates on Tuesdays? Is there a change of tradition?
2. Didn't we just give tons of feedback with regards to leaderboards competition killing the spirit of cooperation so unique to Castle Story?

I'm really torn here because I definitely do not want to participate and encourage this type of events. At the same time the serene circle is SO pretty and I want it like yesterday.

Monstergirl39
03-07-17, 02:23 PM
Sitting this one out as well. I play several Storm 8 games and these leader boards are just too much! Seems like every other goal is a leader board

I wish you were in my group ,cause i am going to compete ,i love these events really enjoyed the last one..😆

meme1098
03-07-17, 02:26 PM
lucky you :) . burning embers are elusive for me! i do have some dragons. are we going to use them in this event in some way? thanks!

The Grand Prize for 1st & 2nd place is a green dragon. I wish I could gift you a few embers since I'll probably never craft another dragon.

RafMikeyLeoDonnie
03-07-17, 02:48 PM
I've already dropped to 12th since my other post...lol

And by the way, the Iceland Poppy shrub doesn't drop any dried flowers! Boo, S8!!!

I have had my shrubs drop at least 2 so far, but they are not very frequent.

EsmeW2
03-07-17, 02:59 PM
OMG! More rock and tree chopping! How dull can you get? I'm only going to participate in a casual way on the game where I've got to the end of the storyline so don't have anything in my book. Don't need another dragon. If it was an energy-giving Alicorn the competitive instinct might kick in. What a shame.

Edited to say Iceland poppy drop must be quite rare, hasn't worked for me.

Gaillock
03-07-17, 03:00 PM
How can I get S8 to remove my photo from the leaderboard? It was posted last time and I complained but nothing was done. This is A VIOLATION OF MY PRIVACY

Well, I have a photo posted that is not even me! Last event had a different photo of someone else. Posted a bug issue. Hope it works for us.

Gaillock
03-07-17, 03:03 PM
Go into your menu and take our self out of Facebook

I have the same problem, am not on Facebook, and the photo isn't even me! I did post a bug issue.

Gaillock
03-07-17, 03:05 PM
I decided to play a bit just to see how competitive some of the top people might be...lol.
I have plenty of dragons too. I have 5 eggs & 6 burning embers just sitting in storage because I already have enough. And also have the special ones too.

I have 3 dragon eggs but no burning embers. Can't find any during adventures. Any tips?

Clark_Wayne
03-07-17, 03:14 PM
not interested by leaderboard (too many ! DS, FFS, FS2,..)
so good luck to those who are doing it ;)
more interested by the minor prize (energy crate,..)

Monstergirl39
03-07-17, 03:17 PM
all i want is the satyr girl....... i got her now i am happy so i can stop now and go back too advancing my kingdom. .

lonerlexie
03-07-17, 03:39 PM
My plan is to get 3000 points. I came in second place during the last leadership bored. However, I was unemployed at the time. Now that I am working I won't try too hard. Plus the last one was kind of boring after awhile. I also have three dragons. I doubt this one will add much to my game. It's something different but it does get old after awhile.

casaamor
03-07-17, 03:45 PM
Many events require from gems to get new items. How do I get gems???? Please help

Hawisa
03-07-17, 03:45 PM
What do,you mean by "menu"? In CS?

Thx for helping!

Gaillock
03-07-17, 03:58 PM
Don't know if I'm in or not. Started a little but I want to wait until goals are posted to see what is involved & how much is needed. For sure if I play I won't be first. That place is taken by someone who already has almost 1,000 points. It shows a boost next to my name nut I didn't get one. If resources needed are anything like last event, I'm out for sure. Level after level requiring more & more and then even more of hard to get items. And do we have to pay 150 gems for circle to complete the game?

Monstergirl39
03-07-17, 03:58 PM
Many events require from gems to get new items. How do I get gems???? Please help

You buy them or get from adventures. .but best too buy

PrincessCelestian
03-07-17, 04:26 PM
Complete [] that our games tent doesn't drop points for this event and they want is to spend ANOTHER 160 gems on something that will be useless after this event. I bought the games tent because I thought it would drop for every event. Sorry S8. I will not be spending 160 gems on your serenity circle. And I will probably only be halfheartedly playing this event. Although the graphics seem cool the last event prizes were severely disappointing and nowhere near worth what I spent on gems to achieve them.

But if I do okay I see that I'll need lots of living wood. Please send if you're my neighbor. Or request to be my neighbor and I'll send back as I can.

lunerasilver
03-07-17, 04:38 PM
As a very long term player, I'm really disappointed with the direction Castle Story is going in. I really wish the developers would stay true to the original concept of the game and bring back the STORY. The main story line has not received an update since last August (that's over six months). I REALLY hate these new leadership board events a lot. For me Castle Story should be relaxed... about going at my own speed and designing my kingdom. At least with the community events, even though they are timed, you get to work together with other kingdoms to solve a common goal. Even though it stressed me a bit because I have a lot of work to do (and not a lot of time to play), I loved the funny frog story line so much for Ivy that I invested in some gems to make sure I got the frong. I love the witty dialogue and funny characters of the game. Some of the recent game additions like the Arboreum are really cool. I want to know what is going on with the Fairies. What are we going to do about those Elves who have been robbing us blind with unfair trades all these months. What about the Baron? And Thomas and Agnes. What is the Young Ruler's true identity? There are so many areas to be explored. THESE are the things I want to spend my money/gems on. I do not need more random decorations that I do not even have room for in my kingdom because I am still land starved. And I definitely, do NOT NEED these competive events where I have to fight with other players to get the top prizes. It is completely unfair because of the the unlevel playing field between players. Even though I have been playing a lot, and have a number of white alicorns. The top kingdom in the last round had 3x as many Ali's as me, not to mention purple alicorns and other resources that I don't even have. Many of the kingdoms that did worse than me did not even have as much resources as me. It's silly and ridiculous!

I am officially not participating in the fair. I am satisfied to get the one permit and the end. Saving my time, and my resources (read: real money) for castle story events that are FUN!

lindtball
03-07-17, 04:51 PM
Ah, gee. More rock outcroppings... really??!!!??? This game has become so monotonous.

I may see if I can come out on bottom this time just for spite.

Me too! Not one chop!

meme1098
03-07-17, 05:18 PM
What do,you mean by "menu"? In CS?

Thx for helping!

When you open Castle Story, look in the lower left corner. Tap Menu, settings, and scroll down to logout of Facebook.

mcb397
03-07-17, 05:29 PM
When you open Castle Story, look in the lower left corner. Tap Menu, settings, and scroll down to logout of Facebook.

I'm not logged in and my FB picture is still showing on the leaderboard. This is especially annoying since I'm not participating in these events.

PrincessCupOButter
03-07-17, 05:30 PM
First off.....good luck to all those who are choosing to compete in this one. The dragon is really quite cool looking. And the crafts seem to be much more reasonable than last time.

Warning!
The following statement is my personal opinion only, and is meant as feedback on the Castle "Story" game. It is very likely it will be interpreted as a complaint. Sorry about that, but I do promise it's a one and done thing. I feel S8 needs to know why I choose not to support the game financially as long as it is on the present course.

The last leaderboard was obviously a money maker for S8. What a pity, because now we're stuck with them.


I am participating to the same extent I participated last time. I will try to make it to 3000 points in order to get the personal prizes. And the ONLY reason I'm participating at all is because the story line has been abandoned and there is literally nothing else left for me to do in this game. For me it's either play under protest or just quit the game all together. (I'm not quite to that point. Yet.) However, I will not spend one dime or one gem on this event or any like it.

Also....I seriously wish whoever loves programming rock and tree chopping for Every. Single. Event. would quit. Please find a new job elsewhere. Might I suggest a gold or diamond mine? Or maybe the forestry service?

rulerofjennyville
03-07-17, 05:59 PM
I just barely opened this but if this is another leaderboard like the last one I'm out of the competition. That's three in a row I haven't completed and any gems I would have bought I didn't buy - so S8 is out my money. A bad decision on their part IMO.

TerraRanomi
03-07-17, 06:30 PM
SW, just noticed it says Jousting steed instead of Spring dragon in your first post. :o Prizes for mid-level players are:

50 points | 2 x Spring Faire Trees
100 points | Mystery Chest
200 points | 1 x Wisdom Stones
400 points | Mystery Chest
600 points | Mystery Chest
900 points | Overgrown Fountain
1200 points | Mystery Chest
1500 points | Mother Tree
1900 points | Mystery Chest
2300 points | Ostara the Satyr

nessa005
03-07-17, 06:43 PM
Sorry S8, I don't need or want the prizes. I don't like competing. All I want is the story line back and expansions. I aim to stay at 0 points so now I need to check the forum as to what not to tap on. I'll just send my gifts to my fantastic neighbours, chat on their walls and ignore the game for a week or two, it's getting so much easier to do that lately.

PS obviously....at this time......not adding new neighbours!

Mercuriair
03-07-17, 06:44 PM
I like this type of event it's a challenge I don't spend money as I can't afford but get plenty of fun outta the game and have recommended to friends who do spend money on it.

gandalf72
03-07-17, 06:50 PM
I've already dropped to 12th since my other post...lol

And by the way, the Iceland Poppy shrub doesn't drop any dried flowers! Boo, S8!!!

My Iceland poppy shrub dropped one dried flower but it didn't count toward the five requested on a delivery. Sorta buggy!

dipwid
03-07-17, 06:50 PM
It seems like the prizes are almost the same as the last event. A horse and trophy last time, a dragon shrub and trophy this time.

ktorewqas
03-07-17, 07:14 PM
It seems like the prizes are almost the same as the last event. A horse and trophy last time, a dragon shrub and trophy this time.
So that's a shrub. I was thinking that this dragon looked weird lol
oh boy, falling asleep while smashing the rocks ...zzz...z...lol

Meereen39
03-07-17, 07:16 PM
I wish the people who weren't playing were in my group... Least then I'd have a chance of winning a dragon as I don't have. A dragon in my kingdom yet or a alicorn would be nice

meme1098
03-07-17, 07:22 PM
I'm not logged in and my FB picture is still showing on the leaderboard. This is especially annoying since I'm not participating in these events.

Oh, my. I'm sorry to hear that. Hope you can get that removed.
Have you sent a ticket to S8?

dragoniakingdom
03-07-17, 07:42 PM
So,I guess this is the future of Castle Story now endless timed events & Leader Boards.

I disliked the last Leader Board so much,it almost had me deleting the game..& now we have another! Already in last place on the board I'm in & doubt I'll get any higher.

Has the actual storyline been lost in a time warp someplace?

Auddxxx
03-07-17, 07:58 PM
So, after Dragon Story and Fantasy forest story, the leaderboard invades castle story. I think it is the worst event because your in competition with other player and not everyone want to play with gem. I'm just happy that for this one we don't need golden nugget!

My little strategy (with DS and FFS): when I don't want the first prize, I keep it low so for the next leaderboard, i'm in a lower group and it's more easy getting the prize I really want.

tonyjosiah
03-07-17, 07:59 PM
Did anyone get 2x Cherry Blossom Trees in their treasure chest, like we did in the event???

caron7
03-07-17, 08:00 PM
Did anyone get 2x Cherry Blossom Trees in their treasure chest, like we did in the event???

yes, i got two trees in my first mystery chest.

correction: i went to get the trees out of inventory and i only received one! so although the chest says it may contain "trees", apparently you may be awarded only one.

Irma_Isle
03-07-17, 08:18 PM
ANOTHER Leaderboard...???

WELL... PASS!!!

LemracCafe
03-07-17, 08:20 PM
how do I complete spring faire deliveries? I've seen the term but no explanation of what or how to.

nateryd
03-07-17, 08:28 PM
how do I complete spring faire deliveries? I've seen the term but no explanation of what or how to.

If you click on the picture for the leader board in your game... It actually explains how to do everything..to get points. By collecting from rocks and Iceland poppies... You can craft things that they ask you for in the points section. There's a point section, a rank, a prizes, goals, shop and then a how to.

tonyjosiah
03-07-17, 08:58 PM
yes, i got two trees in my first mystery chest. oh COOL! You're so LUCKY!!! I got 1 but I was thinking maybe they took out getting 2x & replaced that with getting points instead. I know you also can get a 10 Energy Crate as well. From what I hear there are different amounts of point from 30's to 40's. It should be a pretty good optional event. I'm happy Mr Satyr is getting a buddy. =}

TerraRanomi
03-07-17, 09:13 PM
I wonder if this event also has a craft some players never get asked for. Kind of like the equivalent of the honey cakes from the previous event. I remember a lot of people never getting asked to deliver those.

AnnirasSweets
03-07-17, 09:26 PM
I don't think I would mind this as much if it was easily ignored. In DS, to participate I have to actively start a task and then complete it to earn LB points. It's difficult to ignore and go about daily chores when point thing constantly popping up and blocking my taps. Just an option I wish they'd consider.

Nessell
03-07-17, 09:52 PM
[QUOTE
My little strategy (with DS and FFS): when I don't want the first prize, I keep it low so for the next leaderboard, i'm in a lower group and it's more easy getting the prize I really want.[/QUOTE]

While we are talking strategy....In another game I play with leaderboard events it is sometimes an advantage to wait a few days before starting the event. This would mean not opening the game until a few days after the event has taken place. This results in being placed in a group with other players that have not played for a few days and hopefully are more casual gamers. It seems that the groupings are based on when you log in and start the event.....I wonder if this strategy would apply to castle story....

MoonVillage3
03-07-17, 10:12 PM
While we are talking strategy....In another game I play with leaderboard events it is sometimes an advantage to wait a few days before starting the event. This would mean not opening the game until a few days after the event has taken place. This results in being placed in a group with other players that have not played for a few days and hopefully are more casual gamers. It seems that the groupings are based on when you log in and start the event.....I wonder if this strategy would apply to castle story....

I noticed players in my team who had 0 points last night, have been removed and replaced with other names this morning.
Thus I assume.. if you don't want to participate in the group you have been listed.. all you have to do is keep your points at 0, and you'll be moved somewhere else.
It's to discover if you continue to keep your points at 0.. if your name keeps moving in different groups during the week.. or eliminated all together?

MoonVillage3
03-07-17, 10:25 PM
I'm not logged in and my FB picture is still showing on the leaderboard. This is especially annoying since I'm not participating in these events.

If you want/have time to read through the last LB event in forum.. there were posts explaining how to remove your FB pictures. I remember posts of players who were successful in doing so.

scavaig
03-07-17, 10:29 PM
First time I'm intentionally sitting out an event... the last leaderboard event was sooooo tedious! I say concentrate on storyline and characters/achievable prizes which add some value to the game... no more chopping rocks for me;)

I agree

S8 - I am not taking part in leaderboard events.

Please - no more!!

cavegirl1
03-07-17, 11:00 PM
First time my heart has sunk on opening Castle Story :(

Joining those not participating.

Jackiesq
03-07-17, 11:44 PM
I don't think I would mind this as much if it was easily ignored. In DS, to participate I have to actively start a task and then complete it to earn LB points. It's difficult to ignore and go about daily chores when point thing constantly popping up and blocking my taps. Just an option I wish they'd consider.

In DS I have to start the tasks for Bingo, but the LB points in the events come with nearly everything I do, can't stop that. IN CS the LB points only come by things I usually never should do.
I guess you mixed the Bingo(leaderboards) and the Leaderboard events in DS...

CelineKats
03-08-17, 12:09 AM
I am not a big fan of LB events, but lets be honoust that dragon really looks neat. It will be great having a new kind of dragon in our kingdoms. The old ones are really old :-). So, yeah I will def try to finish first or second. Wether we like it or not these kinds of events will stay. Its a cashcow for S8 and as long as part of the profit is used in providing us with more expansions slots, continueing the story and providing us with better non LB events then i am fine with it :cool: Wish all of you lots of fun and wishdome in this event.

Chaotarch
03-08-17, 01:04 AM
Satyr 8h timer; 1st drop horse hair ( black flag ), 1 magic fruit
36196
36197

PurpleScorpion76
03-08-17, 01:56 AM
How can I get S8 to remove my photo from the leaderboard? It was posted last time and I complained but nothing was done. This is A VIOLATION OF MY PRIVACY

I've just gone in to the settings as mentioned and my Facebook is already off. It has a button to log in. So how is my Facebook pic showing? Where is the bugs forum?

Sirelie
03-08-17, 02:00 AM
Ech, competition? Again? Additionally, the main for gems community... That is pitty.
I hate competitions, rather cooperate.
I enjoyed in spring timed goal, but it is not for me.

koiju
03-08-17, 02:08 AM
How do you do Spring Faire deliveries? I can't find it

PurpleScorpion76
03-08-17, 02:16 AM
My heart sank again when I opened my game last night not only because it was another leaderboard event but because 2 hours earlier I used all my energy. I'm going to do what I did last time and work to finish the 3000. Then decide where I am in the leaderboard to see whether I'll continue. Based on progress so far I expect I'll be way down unlike last time. But I did buy the Serene Circle. Not because of the points it can give but it'll be my very own stone henge. The sorts of directions I love. A reason I started playing Castle story in the first place. My favourite buildings to look at are the Tabernum and the Glimmergate. Now I have a third. The only thing I won't be doing is. Speeding up my shops with runes. I've barely got 50 since the last event. So nowhere near back to where I was. So I suspect I'll just manage the 3000 if I'm lucky we will see.

koiju
03-08-17, 02:31 AM
How do you do Spring Faire deliveries? I can't find it

I think I figured it out - you make the thing in the forge and when you have enough on the home page of the challenge you trade them for points right? Pretty vague if you ask me!

caron7
03-08-17, 02:32 AM
How do you do Spring Faire deliveries? I can't find it

click on the leaderboard icon on the right of your screen. the first tab is "points". there you will see 3 squares with items you can craft, and the points value for each. once you have crafted an item, complete the delivery by pressing the green "deliver" button and then a new delivery appears. there doesn't seem to be a way to refresh deliveries you don't want to make. at least these items are made with more commonly found items... last time, one item took gold nuggets to make.

koiju
03-08-17, 03:24 AM
click on the leaderboard icon on the right of your screen. the first tab is "points". there you will see 3 squares with items you can craft, and the points value for each. once you have crafted an item, complete the delivery by pressing the green "deliver" button and then a new delivery appears. there doesn't seem to be a way to refresh deliveries you don't want to make. at least these items are made with more commonly found items... last time, one item took gold nuggets to make.

Thanks Caron - I know how frustrating these events are from DS but 9 pages of complaints from people and very little actual advice isn't very helpful - thanks for your clear explanation, appreciate it!

rulerofjennyville
03-08-17, 04:15 AM
It says the dragon is decoration - does that mean no drops?

MoonVillage3
03-08-17, 04:17 AM
It says the dragon is decoration - does that mean no drops?
this we will know only when we reach the end.. lol! (just like the steed in the last LB event)

SuvaWF
03-08-17, 04:22 AM
There was a 4hr timed turn-in for 10 glimmerdust. I forget how many points it was though.

smtpx
03-08-17, 05:35 AM
They won't receive a single gem from me this time and it would be really nice if all players could have the same amount of points (we will all win without fight against each other) :(

meme1098
03-08-17, 05:47 AM
I've just gone in to the settings as mentioned and my Facebook is already off. It has a button to log in. So how is my Facebook pic showing? Where is the bugs forum?

Scroll back up to the top of the page & you'll see this:

🔸Forum🔸Social Casual & Social Arcade🔸Castle Story🔸Castle Story Discussions

Tap Castle Story & then Castle Story|Bugs & Issues

Fingers crossed you get it worked out.

mikepastry
03-08-17, 06:03 AM
I did finish 1st in the last leaderboard event, but felt no satisfaction. That horse prize was not worth the amount of energy and resources used to get there. Plus, I REALLY HATE THE IDEA OF COMPETING AGAINST OTHER PLAYERS! So, despite all the negative feedback that we posted and posted for the last event, we got the same kind of event right back. I now think that the only way to fight that is NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE! I will stop right at 3000 points just to get a satire friend for the one I already have. DONE!

nateryd
03-08-17, 06:06 AM
I honestly don't understand how ppl don't know how to play this. It's probably to most straightforward event there is. All you have to do is read all the tabs in the event.. Collect the things they tell you to , they also tell you where! Make the crafts that the green gather button asks for in the points tab), then press the quite obvious green "deliver" button to get your points once you crafted what they're asking for... In the points section... Want to see your prizes and how many points you need... Go to the prize section! Same goes for your rank! Just click that tab!
I just wish ppl would start looking through things a little before asking questions that are plain and obvious.

PurpleScorpion76
03-08-17, 06:43 AM
Scroll back up to the top of the page & you'll see this:

��Forum��Social Casual & Social Arcade��Castle Story��Castle Story Discussions

Tap Castle Story & then Castle Story|Bugs & Issues

Fingers crossed you get it worked out.

Thank you. I've posted about my issue. I did head in the direction you mentioned but just couldn't find the forum. Must have clicked on all of the above stages except the one I needed. Lol.

meme1098
03-08-17, 06:44 AM
Thank you. I've posted about my issue. I did head in the direction you mentioned but just couldn't find the forum. Must have clicked on all of the above stages except the one I needed. Lol.

Great! Now hoping it gets resolved soon!

PurpleScorpion76
03-08-17, 06:57 AM
I did finish 1st in the last leaderboard event, but felt no satisfaction. That horse prize was not worth the amount of energy and resources used to get there. Plus, I REALLY HATE THE IDEA OF COMPETING AGAINST OTHER PLAYERS! So, despite all the negative feedback that we posted and posted for the last event, we got the same kind of event right back. I now think that the only way to fight that is NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE! I will stop right at 3000 points just to get a satire friend for the one I already have. DONE!

And to get one so quick after the last, it looks like we're destined to get one every month or so. I think the problem is that there are so many participants that we saw having tens of thousands of points. My grouping had me at 4400 ish and I came in second. The leader had around 5000. But I know mine was positively easy. But clearly many people spent serious money and the proof is this event is back so quickly. I think the first event (sun stones collection) we had didn't show as much money as the next was Halloween that's 3 months. So clearly this brought in money. Just checked. It was this time last month. Yes it brought in money.

letf8b
03-08-17, 07:05 AM
Ok that knocks my strategy out then if they change players on each of our boards. Oh well...I don't like competing against my own neighbors but it is a relaxed event if you just go for the prizes up to 3000. It is a super cool dragon but I think I will still pass Just to take a breather for the next event. I do like to be able to opt out like this without missing part of the story line or a nice building.
That frog sure took a lot out of me last week.
Good luck everyone

riverly
03-08-17, 07:53 AM
I wish one of the goal prizes was the "Stonehenge" circle of rocks.....

I wonder what the size is. Is it the same size as mushroom rings? I'd like for it to be bigger!!!!

RafMikeyLeoDonnie
03-08-17, 07:58 AM
Some update the summary:

Spiritual Seeds give +30 points

pcfroglad
03-08-17, 08:04 AM
I am sitting this one out - as i did the last time. The timed events/leader boards etc. do not interest me. If i want this kind of thing their are loads of games out there - better organized and better suited to it.

What attracted me to CS 4 years ago was that it was essentially unique. The quests, the story lines, the sheer pleasure of achieving long term goals to develop your own kingdom made it quite addictive. Now it is rapidly becoming a run-off-the-mill boring game like so many others. I am rapidly loosing interest. For the moment i will keep tending my kingdom, building up my stocks and hoping for better times... however unless S8 have a change of heart and bring CS back to the game it was, i will eventually throw in the towel and give it up. It is such a shame!

tigarlilyvol
03-08-17, 08:05 AM
I wish one of the goal prizes was the "Stonehenge" circle of rocks.....

I wonder what the size is. Is it the same size as mushroom rings? I'd like for it to be bigger!!!!

It's 2x2

RafMikeyLeoDonnie
03-08-17, 08:23 AM
Anybody figured out the drop rate for dried flowers from the Iceland poppies and/or shrubs?

riverly
03-08-17, 08:30 AM
I find the drop rate for dried petals varie. I have about 10 out. Sometimes I can go through and get 4 or 5. Next time maybe 1 or 2.

Rock circle appears to be about the same size as a pond. Too bad. I'm just not excited about the goal prizes. Overgrown fountain to go with my overgrown benches. Sheesh!

Edit: I have 16 poppies out. Where are our stats people?

PurpleScorpion76
03-08-17, 08:55 AM
I wish one of the goal prizes was the "Stonehenge" circle of rocks.....

I wonder what the size is. Is it the same size as mushroom rings? I'd like for it to be bigger!!!!

No it is bigger. I'll update with the size in a mo.

Update: yep as tigerlilyvol said. 2x2.

meme1098
03-08-17, 09:02 AM
I keep wondering why do the prizes include trade tickets when we haven't had any expansions for months & months??!!?? Could we please have some, S8? All these items in every goal that take up so much space & end up in storage after it's over....SMH.

Also, I'm hoping this dragon isn't just a bush as pointed out by another poster earlier in the thread & then just drops varied colored petals!!

LadyFencer
03-08-17, 09:50 AM
1. What's up with the updates on Tuesdays? Is there a change of tradition?

I was going to ask the same question. Last time I was two days behind, which made it completely impossible to finish the event, but we thought it was because of the changes at S8. I'm thinking it's another way to get people motivated to spend gems so they can complete the events. (Didn't work on me.)

LadyFencer
03-08-17, 09:51 AM
Anybody figured out the drop rate for dried flowers from the Iceland poppies and/or shrubs?

Right now I'm getting a 20% rate from the poppies. Zero from the shrub.

scavaig
03-08-17, 10:15 AM
I agree

S8 - I am not taking part in leaderboard events.

Please - no more!!

Ha ha I am 18th place with two other people who also have a score of zero.

Cool

Doesn't look like as popular as last time.... Thank goodness

TerraRanomi
03-08-17, 10:32 AM
Anybody figured out the drop rate for dried flowers from the Iceland poppies and/or shrubs?


I find the drop rate for dried petals varie. I have about 10 out. Sometimes I can go through and get 4 or 5. Next time maybe 1 or 2.


Right now I'm getting a 20% rate from the poppies. Zero from the shrub.

For me it's 1/10 (including shrubs). Sometimes 2 out of 10 collections.

caron7
03-08-17, 10:46 AM
I honestly don't understand how ppl don't know how to play this. It's probably to most straightforward event there is. All you have to do is read all the tabs in the event.. Collect the things they tell you to , they also tell you where! Make the crafts that the green gather button asks for in the points tab), then press the quite obvious green "deliver" button to get your points once you crafted what they're asking for... In the points section... Want to see your prizes and how many points you need... Go to the prize section! Same goes for your rank! Just click that tab!
I just wish ppl would start looking through things a little before asking questions that are plain and obvious.

the forum is designed as a place for asking questions when you don't understand something. please try not to be negative here. in fact, if you go to the "how-to" tab and click on "spring faire deliveries", it does nothing. it does not bring you to the tab where you see the deliveries. in the last event, i assumed deliveries meant the elven deliveries because there was no other obvious place asking for deliveries. so i would say this is not plain and obvious. if you don't want to take the time to help someone by answering, that is your choice here in the forum. but it is always nice to be respectful of others and their questions, as you would be in real life. i hope.

EsmeW2
03-08-17, 11:03 AM
I got that wisdom stone thing a while ago. Struggling to see what the point of it is. It's nicely drawn, but not something I'd want on my board and you can't even chop it. I keep pecking at it in the vague hope that it might turn into something. Has anyone found a use for it? Hope the rest of the prizes are a bit more interesting. I wasn't impressed to get just one of those trees in the first mystery chest.

I guess this gives those of us who've completed the story something to do apart from endless trades to get expansion permits, and I'm sort of enjoying the crafting bits - if only the drops from the iceland poppy weren't so measly.

RafMikeyLeoDonnie
03-08-17, 11:07 AM
I got that wisdom stone thing a while ago. Struggling to see what the point of it is. It's nicely drawn, but not something I'd want on my board and you can't even chop it. I keep pecking at it in the vague hope that it might turn into something. Has anyone found a use for it? Hope the rest of the prizes are a bit more interesting. I wasn't impressed to get just one of those trees in the first mystery chest.

I guess this gives those of us who've completed the story something to do apart from endless trades to get expansion permits, and I'm sort of enjoying the crafting bits - if only the drops from the iceland poppy weren't so measly.

Its +15 to your Royal Points and only a decoration

HuckleTown
03-08-17, 11:20 AM
I have a question: are the individual rewards random? Meaning if I reach a chest will it have the same drops as everyone else or are the drops random?

Not participating. So far all my points (18) are from monster battles and I needed those for a quest.

Has anyone figured out if it's an actual dragon like the others or a special dragon that isn't worth the effort?

Zirilka
03-08-17, 11:27 AM
But I did buy the Serene Circle. Not because of the points it can give but it'll be my very own stone henge. The sorts of directions I love. A reason I started playing Castle story in the first place. My favourite buildings to look at are the Tabernum and the Glimmergate. Now I have a third.

I hate LB event WITH PASSION and so I am not participating in this rat race but I really loved the circle and consider buying it for the same reasons. Could somebody please post a screenshot. I'd be vary grateful as I cannot make up my mind.

TerraRanomi
03-08-17, 11:30 AM
I hate LB event WITH PASSION and so I am not participating in this rat race but I really loved the circle and consider buying it for the same reasons. Could somebody please post a screenshot. I'd be vary grateful as I cannot make up my mind.

First page, 3rd post. :)

Zirilka
03-08-17, 11:32 AM
I mean the real look, not the card info. Sorry for not being clear.

laughingpaperfox
03-08-17, 11:47 AM
Here's an actual screenshot with stuff in it so you can see the size comparison. It's smaller than flowers...
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meme1098
03-08-17, 11:49 AM
Here's an actual screenshot with stuff in it so you can see the size comparison. It's smaller than flowers...
36199

It kinda looks like a mushroom circle until you zoom in unfortunately. And it'd be nice if you could put the wisdom stones in the center. :)

vickyville14
03-08-17, 12:19 PM
As a very long term player, I'm really disappointed with the direction Castle Story is going in. I really wish the developers would stay true to the original concept of the game and bring back the STORY. The main story line has not received an update since last August (that's over six months). I REALLY hate these new leadership board events a lot. For me Castle Story should be relaxed... about going at my own speed and designing my kingdom. At least with the community events, even though they are timed, you get to work together with other kingdoms to solve a common goal. Even though it stressed me a bit because I have a lot of work to do (and not a lot of time to play), I loved the funny frog story line so much for Ivy that I invested in some gems to make sure I got the frong. I love the witty dialogue and funny characters of the game. Some of the recent game additions like the Arboreum are really cool. I want to know what is going on with the Fairies. What are we going to do about those Elves who have been robbing us blind with unfair trades all these months. What about the Baron? And Thomas and Agnes. What is the Young Ruler's true identity? There are so many areas to be explored. THESE are the things I want to spend my money/gems on. I do not need more random decorations that I do not even have room for in my kingdom because I am still land starved. And I definitely, do NOT NEED these competive events where I have to fight with other players to get the top prizes. It is completely unfair because of the the unlevel playing field between players. Even though I have been playing a lot, and have a number of white alicorns. The top kingdom in the last round had 3x as many Ali's as me, not to mention purple alicorns and other resources that I don't even have. Many of the kingdoms that did worse than me did not even have as much resources as me. It's silly and ridiculous!

I am officially not participating in the fair. I am satisfied to get the one permit and the end. Saving my time, and my resources (read: real money) for castle story events that are FUN!

I'm with you. I love the story elements. I detest all the crazy monsters that don't fit the story and take so many taps to kill. I love the low key elements that just take time and some dedication to move through the story. When I have time I can play more, when I don't then so be it.

Also, I would like to see some of the important buildings come back into use. I wouldn't even mind recycling some events so other players could finish them.

PrincessCupOButter
03-08-17, 12:20 PM
It kinda looks like a mushroom circle until you zoom in unfortunately. And it'd be nice if you could put the wisdom stones in the center. :)

That would be nice! I think it would look great in the center of the circle! I often think we wouldn't be so short on space if we could lose the wasted space. (Elven outpost, royal palace are two examples of unnecessarily huge footprints) and if we could 'stack' deco.....like placing horses and carriages on roads or under gates.

As for the poppies, I have 10 out and I average 1-3 dried flowers per collection. Pretty sad drop rate imo. Working on my 5th individual prize. First two chests gave energy crates. One 10 and one 25.

laughingpaperfox
03-08-17, 12:27 PM
That would be nice! I think it would look great in the center of the circle! I often think we wouldn't be so short on space if we could lose the wasted space. (Elven outpost, royal palace are two examples of unnecessarily huge footprints) and if we could 'stack' deco.....like placing horses and carriages on roads or under gates.


Don't forget the stupid roost.
I almost regret opening that area because the roost takes up the whole square, isn't used at all outside of the ONE quest and can't be stored at all. :mad: I hate it so much. I have zero use for dragons and manticores after that one "hatch a dragon" quest is done. It's so dumb.

TerraRanomi
03-08-17, 12:29 PM
I like the Serene Circle, looks like a tiny stonehenge. :)


That would be nice! I think it would look great in the center of the circle! I often think we wouldn't be so short on space if we could lose the wasted space. (Elven outpost, royal palace are two examples of unnecessarily huge footprints) and if we could 'stack' deco.....like placing horses and carriages on roads or under gates.

And it would be nice if we could place roads through the gates.

vickyville14
03-08-17, 12:37 PM
the forum is designed as a place for asking questions when you don't understand something. please try not to be negative here. in fact, if you go to the "how-to" tab and click on "spring faire deliveries", it does nothing. it does not bring you to the tab where you see the deliveries. in the last event, i assumed deliveries meant the elven deliveries because there was no other obvious place asking for deliveries. so i would say this is not plain and obvious. if you don't want to take the time to help someone by answering, that is your choice here in the forum. but it is always nice to be respectful of others and their questions, as you would be in real life. i hope.

It is the 1st tab (POINTS) on The Spring Faire! page. You earn the points by filling these deliveries. Hope that helps.

Zirilka
03-08-17, 12:48 PM
Here's an actual screenshot with stuff in it so you can see the size comparison. It's smaller than flowers...
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Thank you so much. Now I have a better perspective.

Hm. It is so... well... tiny? Still undecided.

riverly
03-08-17, 01:06 PM
Yep. Too small. I would want a "Stonehenge" to be a bigger feature.

I know it was never meant to be a Stonehenge. It's a serenity circle. I just think S8 missed an opportunity here to give us something neat.
I wanted to clarify that. I know what I would have preferred. But that's just me.

katbtodd
03-08-17, 01:54 PM
I am sitting this one out - as i did the last time. The timed events/leader boards etc. do not interest me. If i want this kind of thing their are loads of games out there - better organized and better suited to it.

What attracted me to CS 4 years ago was that it was essentially unique. The quests, the story lines, the sheer pleasure of achieving long term goals to develop your own kingdom made it quite addictive. Now it is rapidly becoming a run-off-the-mill boring game like so many others. I am rapidly loosing interest. For the moment i will keep tending my kingdom, building up my stocks and hoping for better times... however unless S8 have a change of heart and bring CS back to the game it was, i will eventually throw in the towel and give it up. It is such a shame!

I wish S/8 would read the forum , and we want out story castle back , I'm about ready to quit, so many of my neighbors have

rulerofjennyville
03-08-17, 04:39 PM
I keep wondering why do the prizes include trade tickets when we haven't had any expansions for months & months??!!?? Could we please have some, S8? All these items in every goal that take up so much space & end up in storage after it's over....SMH.

Also, I'm hoping this dragon isn't just a bush as pointed out by another poster earlier in the thread & then just drops varied colored petals!!

I still have lots of land to expand but if they were smart they'd open up that area with the mysterious building. That would make people happy. But I was expecting a monster hunt when they sold those troll tokens back in January and it never happened. I don't know what I would have done with only ten gold tokens - I need the armored ali and he's 15.


Ha ha I am 18th place with two other people who also have a score of zero.

Cool

Doesn't look like as popular as last time.... Thank goodness

I have a lot of zeros on my board as well - several people are sitting it out.

LadyFencer
03-08-17, 04:47 PM
Now I'm at <20% for the dried flowers from the poppies. My shrub did finally give one, but it's incredibly rare.

bigtail2
03-08-17, 05:22 PM
This one finally drove me to delete the game. They have lost the story line. Events are boring and repetitive. But mostly, they are just a blatant gem grab--without giving anything of value in return. I'm going to miss it.

laughingpaperfox
03-08-17, 05:57 PM
I wish I could give the prize to someone else if I won... I don't really like the dragon but I do want the trophy. I'm sure the person I'm competing with wants the dragon and not the trophy. It's kind of sad.

caron7
03-08-17, 06:09 PM
most of the needed crafts are made in the Magic Forge. am i missing a boost for this somewhere? my apothecary has other boosts but not one for the Magic Forge.

Nessell
03-08-17, 06:22 PM
I wonder if the boosts will go on sale at the end of the event like last time.....thinking I might just craft a whole heap of the event items, wait for the boosts to be on sale, then deliver a heap of orders...anyone else trying this strategy?

VersaceMorrow
03-08-17, 07:50 PM
Now I'm at <20% for the dried flowers from the poppies. My shrub did finally give one, but it's incredibly rare.
That's about where I am...the drop rate is pitiful.

littelprincess0313
03-08-17, 09:38 PM
Another Leaderboard - whatt!?
First of the last one was the first event I didnt do. I kinda like LBs in FF cause you can get great milestone prizes by playing normal. But I was always glad cause I thought: At least they cant start LBs in CS - was wrong there. I dont know how this ,version' of a LB should be fun. Doing the same useless stuff over and over again - I hate this event!!! Especially since I didnt finish the last event - I really wanted the frog :( (lv 50 player) I like the last milestone but I have no idea how some of you already got 3000 points, I tried for the tree and it costed me 100 energy - stopping there because that was energy consuming and boring as hell -.- maybe until the next treasure but for sure not by chopping!!!! I hope S8 stops this stupid events again and brings an update on the storyline (yes what about the building standing there and waiting to become useful) or a troll hunt. I finally want the alicorn! And Im still short on some coins.

MoonVillage3
03-08-17, 10:13 PM
I've just gone in to the settings as mentioned and my Facebook is already off. It has a button to log in. So how is my Facebook pic showing? Where is the bugs forum?
If I remember correctly, as this problem occured last LB event and players were able to change their picture.. you have to go to your FB and sign out your game there. Sorry if I don't know more.. it's just what I remember from last LB event.

SpiritWind00
03-08-17, 10:15 PM
There is a bugs thread for players having FB picture issues. Plus notes end of post 1. ;)
https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?97768-How-do-I-remove-my-photo-on-leaderboard

dragoniakingdom
03-08-17, 10:33 PM
I wish S/8 would read the forum , and we want out story castle back , I'm about ready to quit, so many of my neighbors have

Player feedback doesn't seem to be a high priority for S8 at the moment.

These Leader Board events are changing CS from a Community friendly help each other game to a pay 2 win & grab it all game.
It saddens me to think that these LB events look like a permanent addition now & I wonder how many more lovely neighbours I will lose.

MoonVillage3
03-08-17, 10:45 PM
I have a question: are the individual rewards random? Meaning if I reach a chest will it have the same drops as everyone else or are the drops random?
Not participating. So far all my points (18) are from monster battles and I needed those for a quest.
Has anyone figured out if it's an actual dragon like the others or a special dragon that isn't worth the effort?


The chests are not the same drops for everyone.. they are random. I have compared my drops with a nbr and they were completely different. As for the Dragon, like the Steed, I guess we'll have to wait till the event expires to see what it drops.

MoonVillage3
03-08-17, 10:57 PM
Player feedback doesn't seem to be a high priority for S8 at the moment.
These Leader Board events are changing CS from a Community friendly help each other game to a pay 2 win & grab it all game.
It saddens me to think that these LB events look like a permanent addition now & I wonder how many more lovely neighbours I will lose.
I have noticed much difference in the LB contest compared to the last time, at least in the group I'm in. We kind of wait for each other.. and if above in position.. just by a few points. We're actually taking turns in 1st place.. only by a few points. No crazy race, no wild spending of gems, just playing with what we craft or chop. I must say it's quite enjoyable this way as even not knowing each other.. do play the same way.
Maybe after more LB events.. we'll all play with the same idea.. all place in 1st position with the same points.. all to receive the 1st prize. That would be fun and a great laugh.

starcontrol
03-08-17, 11:33 PM
This one did it for me. I have been around since the beginning (before Thurston). I buy 250 gems per month. I have never missed a goal. I have completed most of Shibuyacloth's advanced goals. There used to be a story and a sense of progress. Now it is just being endlessly chained to the device on time sensitive and energy intensive goals for uninteresting rewards. I have over 100 Alicorns and even I run dry on many of these recent quests. This game used to be about relaxing, not competing. On top of that I can't play the game on my iPhone 4s during the day without storing every single non-essential item, so my kingdom is a mess and I have no power to provide my residents with an aesthetic experience. It is no fun any more. So I deleted Castle Story from both my devices yesterday. Today I had so much free time I didn't know what to do with myself. May Storm8 treat those of you who remain with respect. Goodbye. I am free!

Edit: I meant to place this in the new competition thread. Moderators feel free to move it

candie1230
03-08-17, 11:46 PM
I have noticed much difference in the LB contest compared to the last time, at least in the group I'm in. We kind of wait for each other.. and if above in position.. just by a few points. We're actually taking turns in 1st place.. only by a few points. No crazy race, no wild spending of gems, just playing with what we craft or chop. I must say it's quite enjoyable this way as even not knowing each other.. do play the same way.
Maybe after more LB events.. we'll all play with the same idea.. all place in 1st position with the same points.. all to receive the 1st prize. That would be fun and a great laugh.

My board is the exact opposite, leader is already up 2,000+ points. I'm not even bothering trying to win this one. I don't have the gems or money to spend to buy gems to be a leader. I get my gems the old fashioned way: purple cow, free gem video, quests, and trades. I seem to get a lot of fruit trees from the quests. I originally bought my first apple tree when I started playing for the golden apple, but now I'm up to 7 lemon, 7 orange and 9 apple trees, so I collect and bake them for trading into gems. You can really rake in gems through the trades, and quests... just gotta keep stocked up with the basics!!!

PurpleScorpion76
03-09-17, 01:21 AM
My board is the exact opposite, leader is already up 2,000+ points. I'm not even bothering trying to win this one. I don't have the gems or money to spend to buy gems to be a leader. I get my gems the old fashioned way: purple cow, free gem video, quests, and trades. I seem to get a lot of fruit trees from the quests. I originally bought my first apple tree when I started playing for the golden apple, but now I'm up to 7 lemon, 7 orange and 9 apple trees, so I collect and bake them for trading into gems. You can really rake in gems through the trades, and quests... just gotta keep stocked up with the basics!!!

I'm the same no actual buying of gems for me. I spent a bunch about 200 on valentines items I couldn't craft and have already made abut 100 of those back in questing and trades etc and yesterday got the serene circle just because it will be my very own stone henge. Lol. But I'm pleased to say so far it appears my game is going the same way as last time all going through the motions no apparent excessive gem spending. Leader is on nearly 1100 I'm just around 950 in fourth place. Anyone's guess how it will end its pretty identical so far a few potentials for leader etc. Let's see what the next few days bring.

One thing I do do is hold back on the trees. I want to keep one for decoration after the event so only chop one of the two I get from the goal point. If I get more I hold those back and wait til the last few hours to then chop those.

rainsunset
03-09-17, 02:00 AM
Does anybody remember what buildings and animals give fur?
Colosseum and a horse that gives 40 energies give fur. And what else?

SpiritWind00
03-09-17, 02:12 AM
Does anybody remember what buildings and animals give fur?
Colosseum and a horse that gives 40 energies give fur. And what else?
Sounds like you need a quick trip to the ever-growing Inventory Guide (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76375) for the latest drops. :)

Fur
Found: skunkupine, fangbeast, Ivy's hut, manticore, Pepe, Pepe's house, gift from neighbours (expired), Reindeer Stable, various Baron's Game Tent prizes, Poinsettia Manticore (Baron's tent), Elf Skunkupine (Baron's tent), Monster Stable, Flower Power Manticore, Boston Terrier, L10 Colosseum, Fox Pup, Tiger Kitten, Lion Cub, Wolf Pup, Fireworks Griffin, Royal Griffin, Fire Fox, Black Tiger Kitten, Friendly Werewolf, Frankencore (Baron's tent), Griffina (Baron's tent), Autumn Raccoon, Yeti, Arctic Bear, Glimmer Manticore, Armored Manticore, Cupid Puppy, Cupid Kitty

VersaceMorrow
03-09-17, 03:24 AM
I think S8 may have messed up on the math here....the fur satchel is a four hour item but only scores 10 points? That has to be a mistake, can it be fixed, should be at least 20.

rainsunset
03-09-17, 04:14 AM
Sounds like you need a quick trip to the ever-growing Inventory Guide (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76375) for the latest drops. :)

Fur
Found: skunkupine, fangbeast, Ivy's hut, manticore, Pepe, Pepe's house, gift from neighbours (expired), Reindeer Stable, various Baron's Game Tent prizes, Poinsettia Manticore (Baron's tent), Elf Skunkupine (Baron's tent), Monster Stable, Flower Power Manticore, Boston Terrier, L10 Colosseum, Fox Pup, Tiger Kitten, Lion Cub, Wolf Pup, Fireworks Griffin, Royal Griffin, Fire Fox, Black Tiger Kitten, Friendly Werewolf, Frankencore (Baron's tent), Griffina (Baron's tent), Autumn Raccoon, Yeti, Arctic Bear, Glimmer Manticore, Armored Manticore, Cupid Puppy, Cupid Kitty

Thanks:)

HuckleTown
03-09-17, 04:29 AM
The chests are not the same drops for everyone.. they are random. I have compared my drops with a nbr and they were completely different. As for the Dragon, like the Steed, I guess we'll have to wait till the event expires to see what it drops.

That doesn't seem right. Shouldn't everyone get the same rewards for doing the same work? Glad I choose to sit these out.

PrincessCupOButter
03-09-17, 06:22 AM
I have noticed much difference in the LB contest compared to the last time, at least in the group I'm in. We kind of wait for each other.. and if above in position.. just by a few points. We're actually taking turns in 1st place.. only by a few points. No crazy race, no wild spending of gems, just playing with what we craft or chop. I must say it's quite enjoyable this way as even not knowing each other.. do play the same way.
Maybe after more LB events.. we'll all play with the same idea.. all place in 1st position with the same points.. all to receive the 1st prize. That would be fun and a great laugh.

It would be fun if everyone would choose to do that. My current group is very different than my previous one (I was with the overachievers last time. I wasn't one of them :rolleyes:) 1st place had well over 60k.
This time has been exactly as you described until this morning. We suddenly have a front runner with a pretty big lead. I just hope they aren't wasting their money on a prize that isn't worth it. I certainly have no plans to challenge them.

I would love to see the result of a true cooperative group where all 20 pick a set number and stop. It doesn't even have to be 3000. Wonder what S8 would do with 20 players who all stop at 100? :confused:

I admit I like the look of this dragon (hope it's not a shrub! Lol) But I won't try to buy it.

aurora171
03-09-17, 06:58 AM
I have noticed much difference in the LB contest compared to the last time, at least in the group I'm in. We kind of wait for each other.. and if above in position.. just by a few points. We're actually taking turns in 1st place.. only by a few points. No crazy race, no wild spending of gems, just playing with what we craft or chop. I must say it's quite enjoyable this way as even not knowing each other.. do play the same way.
Maybe after more LB events.. we'll all play with the same idea.. all place in 1st position with the same points.. all to receive the 1st prize. That would be fun and a great laugh.

My group definitely seems to be more along these lines as well, having had the last group who were miles ahead with thousands of points. It'll be interesting to see what happens when we all reach the 3000 marker, I for one intend to stop then either way!

TerraRanomi
03-09-17, 09:07 AM
I think S8 may have messed up on the math here....the fur satchel is a four hour item but only scores 10 points? That has to be a mistake, can it be fixed, should be at least 20.

Maybe the amount of points also depends on how easy it is to get the materials required to make the event crafts. But I'm just guessing here.

meme1098
03-09-17, 09:35 AM
Well, I've hit my goal of 3,000 (a little over at 3,021) and let my group know that's as far as I'm going. The satyr is dancing a jig...so cute. :) Now sitting back & watching to see how the rest of the group responds

tonyjosiah
03-09-17, 10:38 AM
Ostara is doing a little dance for Aanpa in my kingdom. He is mesmerized. LOL or petrified. The jury is still out. LOLOLOL

scavaig
03-09-17, 11:48 AM
It would be fun if everyone would choose to do that. My current group is very different than my previous one (I was with the overachievers last time. (I wasn't one of them) 1st place had well over 60k.
This time has been exactly as you described until this morning. We suddenly have a front runner with a pretty big lead. I just hope they aren't wasting their money on a prize that isn't worth it. I certainly have no plans to challenge them.

Top in my group is 800 points.

I am now 19th on zero points - level with the person in 20th.

My group certainly not as competitive as last time.

freddy1343
03-09-17, 11:52 AM
:confused:
I have noticed much difference in the LB contest compared to the last time, at least in the group I'm in. We kind of wait for each other.. and if above in position.. just by a few points. We're actually taking turns in 1st place.. only by a few points. No crazy race, no wild spending of gems, just playing with what we craft or chop. I must say it's quite enjoyable this way as even not knowing each other.. do play the same way.
Maybe after more LB events.. we'll all play with the same idea.. all place in 1st position with the same points.. all to receive the 1st prize. That would be fun and a great laugh.

My group includes one person who really, really, really wants first prize. Her score was over 9,000 and second place was 300 on day one! Maybe a dragon fan? 

HappyBunny09
03-09-17, 12:38 PM
A lot of things take glimmer dust but I can't seem to find much of it, mushrooms only dropped every once in while the troves are every eight hours so is there any way to get a lot more of it faster..???

meme1098
03-09-17, 12:46 PM
A lot of things take glimmer dust but I can't seem to find much of it, mushrooms only dropped every once in while the troves are every eight hours so is there any way to get a lot more of it faster..???

Have you checked The Inventory Guide in The Hub?

https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76375

Just tap 'G' and scroll down to glimmer dust

TerraRanomi
03-09-17, 12:49 PM
Can anyone tell me if there's a craft that's less often asked for or maybe not at all? I've delivered a few the first day but I'm saving all my crafts now & didn't see a request for spiritual beads (yet). So I'm not sure if I should make a lot of those ahead.


That doesn't seem right. Shouldn't everyone
get the same rewards for doing the same work? Glad I choose to sit these out.
True, I find trees or points are more useful than beads or energy crates. But that's why it's called a mystery chest, right? ;)


Ostara is doing a little dance for Aanpa in my kingdom. He is mesmerized. LOL or petrified. The jury is still out. LOLOLOL
Haha, cute.:o Can't wait to get mine.

zoroak
03-09-17, 12:50 PM
Ostara is doing a little dance for Aanpa in my kingdom. He is mesmerized. LOL or petrified. The jury is still out. LOLOLOL

I place Ostara in the square just northwest of Aanpa and crikey, it looks like he's exciting her with his panpipes!

RafMikeyLeoDonnie
03-09-17, 12:54 PM
A lot of things take glimmer dust but I can't seem to find much of it, mushrooms only dropped every once in while the troves are every eight hours so is there any way to get a lot more of it faster..???

Dead trees do give some

PrincessCupOButter
03-09-17, 01:21 PM
Can anyone tell me if there's a craft that's less often asked for or maybe not at all? I've delivered a few the first day but I'm saving all my crafts now & didn't see a request for spiritual beads (yet). So I'm not sure if I should make a lot of those ahead.


I think the requests are really random again. That makes it very hard to plan ahead.
I haven't NOT had requests for any of the crafts, I've used them all. But I've had several requests for those masks (yuck), the spiritual beads, 10 plain beads and 5 dried flowers. Not as many for the necklace, tea or the fur pouch. And no timed ones at all...so far. (Someone mentioned getting one for glimmer dust)

Hope that info helps. :) Good luck!

TerraRanomi
03-09-17, 02:18 PM
I think the requests are really random again. That makes it very hard to plan ahead.
I haven't NOT had requests for any of the crafts, I've used them all. But I've had several requests for those masks (yuck), the spiritual beads, 10 plain beads and 5 dried flowers. Not as many for the necklace, tea or the fur pouch. And no timed ones at all...so far. (Someone mentioned getting one for glimmer dust)

Hope that info helps. :) Good luck!

Thanks so much for the info. & Lots of luck to you too. :)

Gaillock
03-09-17, 02:39 PM
My drop rate for beads is slowing down. Used to get almost 1 for each chop. Does anyone know if Dark cave gives beads 1 per hit like last event or not at all? Thanks.

drepanum
03-09-17, 02:59 PM
Have been trying to get on for hours. I can play all other Internet games. I hard closed this and tried to reopen...nada. Tell me how you can compete on these quests when you can't get on ☹️

TwinklingSkies
03-09-17, 06:36 PM
Eh. Unless they have a really great prize for the next one and I mean really good like it drops energy and rare rare items lol I'll definitely sit that one out. I've never had a dragon and really want one which is the only reason I'm participating but I'm so exhausted and there's 4 more days. I hate time sensitive challenges and I especially don't like this one as it's time sensitive and we are competing against each other instead of working as a group.

bama9411
03-09-17, 06:37 PM
was wandering about the points system for the contests played between other players. The current contest being played is The Spring Faire. First, can points from special items such as the Cherry Blossom Tree be carried over to the next contest? For example, if I were to save the Cherry Blossom Trees I already have will I be able to chop them and still receive the extra 4 points they give or will they become regular trees after the contest is over? Also, will the special items that you can collect from every few hours or so still work for the next contest? Such as if I were to purchase the Serene Circle from The Spring Faire will I still receive points from it for the next contest? Thank you very much for your time!

SpiritWind00
03-09-17, 07:14 PM
Hi, welcome to the forum bama9411 - good questions, but probably not the answers you're looking for... ;)
First, can points from special items such as the Cherry Blossom Tree be carried over to the next contest?
No, each leaderboard has stand alone items and their points are only for the current leaderboard.

For example, if I were to save the Cherry Blossom Trees I already have will I be able to chop them and still receive the extra 4 points they give or will they become regular trees after the contest is over?
They become regular trees. They won't give you points next time.

Also, will the special items that you can collect from every few hours or so still work for the next contest? Such as if I were to purchase the Serene Circle from The Spring Faire will I still receive points from it for the next contest?
No. same as point 1. the Serene Circle will revert to decoration at the end of the leaderboard. It won't be any good next leaderboard.

bama9411
03-09-17, 07:37 PM
That's what I was thinking. I was holding out some hope though. Thank you for telling me! I'm glad I won't be wasting and points now.

PurpleScorpion76
03-09-17, 09:53 PM
And the first in my group has made his first move. Last night at 11pm I was in first place on about 1400 (about 6 of us have been vying for 1st place) and 6 hours later a guy that had less than 500 yesterday in 16th place is now on over 3000. No message on my wall stating (s)he's stopping there so guessing we've got at least 1 gem spender in my group so will see if any more heavy hitters make their move. If another comes running and they start going nuts with gem spending I'm definitely out with 1st and 2nd place maybe even further. But I may continue as the trade tickets can come in handy as I've still got squares to open up. Think I'm nearly there with them but these events are definitely helping with that. Let the game continue.

janddolphins
03-09-17, 09:56 PM
Not making the same mistake as last time. I've been playing this one but I am not using any of the boosts from the elves as I don't want all my silver that I saved up since to vanish again. I'm in the middle so far and fine with that. Happy to take some tickets. I don't mind looking and making the items a few times a day but by no means am I playing obsessively.

I still wish we had the monster hunt instead and do hope they come back. I remember all the people who complained about it but I always enjoyed those and I have an inkling those who complained, most would rather take that one as the lesser of their two evils.

Maybe the game is reaching its end. Everything good has a point where new ideas run out and this game has been running a long time. I sure hope that's not the case and what is good is that there is enough to keep the game going even if new ideas are gone, but we still have a few loose ends to tie before it would become a game that just ran.

dragoniakingdom
03-09-17, 10:46 PM
Leader in my group already closing in on 5,000 points. Guess I'll work on just getting to 3,000 & the satyr.

Hope S8 takes note that it ruins the event for others in that group when you have one or two prolific gem spenders & that into day 2 its already "game over" for the main prize.

ladyperidot
03-10-17, 04:20 AM
Leader in my group already closing in on 5,000 points. Guess I'll work on just getting to 3,000 & the satyr.

Hope S8 takes note that it ruins the event for others in that group when you have one or two prolific gem spenders & that into day 2 its already "game over" for the main prize.

So far I've been between 2-5 in my group. I'm only playing to get to 3000 and the female satyr. And I agree with an earlier poster, if I don't think the individual prize is worth it, I'll sit the next one out.

UnkelFester
03-10-17, 05:18 AM
All pretty laid back in my group. No one is going crazy, and probably half are not bothering to play this at all.

I'm just playing normally, just doing the occasional delivery to get extra points, no way am I going to waste gems on this event. I'm not planning on finishing first or second for the dragon or a silly cup, or even getting enough points for the Satyr. I'm only aiming to collect a few energy crates to store for future worthwhile events such as a monster hunt, so looking to just be in the top 12 at the end.

Anyone who doesn't wish to take part in this event can do what I did during the first LB event - Delete the Valentines edition of CS from your device and use the Castle Story Winter Edition instead.

BarfDump
03-10-17, 06:27 AM
4hr timed request for 10 living wood for 30 points
yikes

tigarlilyvol
03-10-17, 06:47 AM
4hr timed request for 10 living wood for 30 points
yikes

I've had that one along with 10 glimmerdust and 2 wisps. It can wipe out hard to get item very quickly.

riverly
03-10-17, 07:05 AM
I seem to get a lot of the 20 point masks, that take 4 hrs to craft. Yuck
I would like to see more tea trades.
On a positive note, I like the looks of the overgrown fountain. I didn't think I would.

zoroak
03-10-17, 10:12 AM
I seem to get a lot of the 20 point masks, that take 4 hrs to craft. Yuck
I would like to see more tea trades.
On a positive note, I like the looks of the overgrown fountain. I didn't think I would.

Me too, much more requests for spiritual seeds and masks as well as dried flowers than tea and fur satchels. I also had requests for glimmerdust, living wood, wisps and sap, I think. The fact that no matter how fully stocked up you are, you start running low on glimmerdusts, fur, living wood and sap etc... so you can't keep stocking up on deliveries and delivering them all at one go. It will be difficult for people to suddenly jump tens of thousands of points with a single boost in the last 2 hours when they deliver loads of items. Unless of course they buy lots of cherry trees and have dozens of alicorns.

A few on my leaderboard use boosts daily, I noticed points suddenly increasing by 2000 in a boost per day have decreased to 1000 today so deliveries must be reduced due to lack of resources.

AuntyRose32
03-10-17, 10:46 AM
So this is the first time I've really participated in the LB event (I took a break from the game last year and I'm just back a few weeks) I love the look of the over grown fountain and I really love the Satyr, I've no interest in the dragon, it only looks okay and I certainly don't want a trophy?! I think it's strange that's even a prize or am I missing something there? Anyway, I've quit already...lol. This isn't for me.

I buy and spend gems but not on this kind of event and never 'against' a fellow player.... if they want something bad enough to gem it all the way to 9,000 points they've got it. I don't like being lumped into a group with a player like that, it's just not an even playing field. It doesn't make me competitive or make me want to buy gems, it just bores me. I had decided to stop at 3,000 points as other players here have suggested... I only really want the Satyr too, but I won't even make it that far, the living wood is my problem. I had 99 when I started this event and I'm now down to 29... I decided to stop. I'll never replace them as quick as I'm using them and they're so hard to get to begin with, I just couldn't keep using them. I'm getting a lot of deliveries for the masks, some 4hr timed deliveries for living wood - which I did once and regretted it - 10 living wood for 30 points...meh. Maybe for a hundred points. I'm currently building the Royal Maze Garden so I need those living wood.

Without delivering the masks I won't make it to 3,000 points. I'll keep delivering the easier stuff as I have time and see how it goes but I'm not pushed about it now. If I'm not gonna get to the Satyr there's no real point giving away all my resources, nothing I'm doing is helping the community either, it's all just for personal goals so it just doesn't interest me or make sense to me to babysit my iPad for this kind of event.
A community event with these prizes would have been nice.

riverly
03-10-17, 10:51 AM
I think the people who decide to purchase the most cherry trees will be the winners. Fairly cheap at 20 gems and a great return on points.
I'm not even sure I'll make it to 3000 or not. If not that's ok.

AuntyRose32
03-10-17, 11:20 AM
I think the people who decide to purchase the most cherry trees will be the winners. Fairly cheap at 20 gems and a great return on points.
I'm not even sure I'll make it to 3000 or not. If not that's ok.

Yeah the trees aren't bad, if at the end of the event the Satyr is within my reach (after casual play) I'll chop the two free trees I got, I'd consider buying a few more if I needed them because I'd really like to get her. On a plus, I just got 181 points from a chest so I'll at least reach the overgrown fountain. Currently 936 points, my delivery is still looking for living wood from me.

EsmeW2
03-10-17, 11:51 AM
I'm not sure if I'll make it to the satyr because 3000 shields is a lot to do and I'm not half way there yet. I might use a few gems to get a boost towards the end if I'm nearly there - I've still got a tree to use up (though I'd quite like to keep it and have it out on the board) and might try a bit of stockpiling or lining up three 30 shield trades ready go, but think that it's a bit risky. It's hard not to run out of the other things needed to make the items. Trying not to use any gems though - better to save them for something I really want.

It looks as if everyone in my group is playing a similar game at the moment. Almost everyone is participating, but no-one has gone crazy with the shields.
It's annoying that most of us won't get the dragon, but if you ignore this divisive element I'm actually quite enjoying this challenge and making the different items. I'd still prefer us to get story updates though. Or even a monster hunt - and I can't believe I'd EVER wish for a monster hunt!

riverly
03-10-17, 12:15 PM
I agree with not wanting to spend gems to beat a fellow player. Now if I was working towards my own goal of getting the dragon, I'd be more willing to do that. I like the quests where the final prize is possible for all players who are willing to put the time and effort and even gems to get it. S8 needs to see that most of us players probably feel that way. Seems like a win win situation. To me anyway.

SpiritWind00
03-10-17, 02:15 PM
Just to confirm, the dragon is an actual dragon, even though it kind of looks like a topiary! :)

jbfps116
03-10-17, 02:48 PM
good time for my phone to be down cause I'm not a fan of the weird items in this event!

jbfps116
03-10-17, 02:50 PM
MAybe it's just me but I DON'T CARE too much about items dropping stuff or not. for me the point is beauty. If it costs a little real money for say a giant golden hummingbird sundial, it's still WAY WAY less then in real life lol so for you virtual landscape enthusiasts [like me] I care more about decor value than function ;)

PrincessCupOButter
03-10-17, 02:56 PM
Is anyone else finding the points are acting wonky? Last night I had 1784 points, I collected from a maple tree and nothing else, and when I checked again I had 1785.
Earlier today I had one energy left so I chopped the cherry tree and it gave me 8 points. As soon as I had more energy I chopped again and it gave me another 8 points then when back to giving 4 points a chop. And just now I chopped an entire rock outcropping and got 7 points. (Started with 1953 and ended with 1960)
I know I read that rocks are supposed to give a point every other chop, so it should have been 10 points.

I'm not complaining because I did get the extra from the cherry tree. Just very confused.


Ps. It's nice to know the dragon is a real dragon and not a topiary. I may be in the minority, but I like its unique look. It's a shame it's not available for everyone. I would definitely consider spending gems for it if it were in the market or part of a real update, but I won't use gems to beat out other players for it. Plus, I refuse to financially support these types of events. #playingnotcompeting

dfmomcat
03-10-17, 04:04 PM
I haven't been watching the actual points but have noticed something strange with the leaderboard itself. Last night when I went to bed, I was in fourth place. Magically while I slept, I jumped to second without acquiring any points. I am now back to fourth which is normal since I can't do much while I'm at work.

Is it possible that a couple players deleted their game and others were rotated in???

jodi0122
03-10-17, 04:11 PM
How do I submit a ticket? I just acquired 2008 points and got the mother tree. When I tried to place it, my game refreshed and it disappeared. It's not on my board and not in my inventory. I did force close my game twice.

Thanks

SpiritWind00
03-10-17, 04:13 PM
How do I submit a ticket? I just acquired 2008 points and got the mother tree. When I tried to place it, my game refreshed and it disappeared. It's not on my board and not in my inventory. I did foreclosed my game twice.

Thanks
I'll report it for you... don't worry about a ticket yet. :) Can you first try a reinstall of your game and see if that gets it back or not. Sometimes a force close isn't enough. I'll wait for you... it should take you a couple of minutes to do. Delete your app, go to your history and reinstall. It's quite safe - you won't lose any progress.

jodi0122
03-10-17, 04:19 PM
I'll report it for you... don't worry about a ticket yet. :) Can you first try a reinstall of your game and see if that gets it back or not. Sometimes a force close isn't enough. I'll wait for you... it should take you a couple of minutes to do. Delete your app, go to your history and reinstall. It's quite safe - you won't lose any progress.

Ok will try... though I just did submit a ticket from the link on your profile ��

jodi0122
03-10-17, 04:24 PM
I'll report it for you... don't worry about a ticket yet. :) Can you first try a reinstall of your game and see if that gets it back or not. Sometimes a force close isn't enough. I'll wait for you... it should take you a couple of minutes to do. Delete your app, go to your history and reinstall. It's quite safe - you won't lose any progress.

Ok I deleted the game and reinstalled, it's still not there :(

SpiritWind00
03-10-17, 04:27 PM
oh, rats. Sorry to hear it. It was worth a try! Ok, can you please send me your ticket number by PM (https://forums.storm8.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=84054) and I'll pass it on to S8 for you.

jodi0122
03-10-17, 04:30 PM
oh, rats. Sorry to hear it. It was worth a try! Ok, can you please send me your ticket number by PM (https://forums.storm8.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=84054) and I'll pass it on to S8 for you.

Done

:)

Me too! Report lodged to help you... :) SW

moxy0
03-10-17, 04:49 PM
How do I submit a ticket? I just acquired 2008 points and got the mother tree. When I tried to place it, my game refreshed and it disappeared. It's not on my board and not in my inventory. I did force close my game twice.

Thanks

I won Ostrara and I placed her and when I played the next day she was gone and she is not in my inventory I have 9000 points should I do a ticket as well not sure how to that?

Hi, I've sent you an invite so I can check your board. Just having troubles staying in your game! :) I'll report this for you. SW

laughingpaperfox
03-10-17, 06:50 PM
MAybe it's just me but I DON'T CARE too much about items dropping stuff or not. for me the point is beauty. If it costs a little real money for say a giant golden hummingbird sundial, it's still WAY WAY less then in real life lol so for you virtual landscape enthusiasts [like me] I care more about decor value than function ;)

Where did you get the giant sundial? My neighbor had one but I never saw where to get it.

jodi0122
03-10-17, 07:21 PM
Done

:)

Me too! Report lodged to help you... :) SW

I logged back in and collected from my Serene Circle and 'won' the Mother Tree again....

Thanks for your help!

:)

woohoo!!! very glad it's there for you. You might want to go back into your ticket and tell them it's resolved now. :) SW

Zirilka
03-10-17, 08:33 PM
Where did you get the giant sundial? My neighbor had one but I never saw where to get it.

Wasn't it Black Friday sale?

PrincessCupOButter
03-10-17, 09:06 PM
Where did you get the giant sundial? My neighbor had one but I never saw where to get it.

It was a prize from the Midsummer Pyre Festival, a world (community) event in August of 2015. And for sale during last year's Black Friday sale. It's very pretty, but huge!

The individual prizes, fountain and mother tree, from this LB are very pretty too, (and they have royal points!) but finding space for large items is becoming quite problematic. I'd like to decorate more, but the useful items with needed drops are more of a priority for me personally. We sure could use some expansions to put the permit prizes to good use!

ebenezermac
03-10-17, 09:43 PM
The first place kingdom on my leaderboard has 6 Rounceys, 6 Desteirs, 24 weekly Alicorns, 51 daily Alicorns, and 8 golden mines. I'm not mad at em but dang.

ginourmous
03-10-17, 09:59 PM
Yeah. This is never gonna be fair. I want the dragon so badly but the leader has 1800 more than me and 500 for second place. I play a lot and can't catch up. This is just rewards for people that have money and gems. Lots of alicorns and the regular players can never win. Oh well. I am only playing for 3000 and that is it

ginourmous
03-10-17, 11:32 PM
Am i missing something or there is no BOOSTS available to speed up the FORGE? All the darn things that are required. MASK and SPIRITUAL SEEDS take so long a d that is all i need all the time. I have built 30 spring tea and 15 sachels and all i am asked for is always in the DARN forge!!!! Also we should have an option to dump a request and wait like 30 min for a new one...

PurpleScorpion76
03-11-17, 02:27 AM
Am i missing something or there is no BOOSTS available to speed up the FORGE? All the darn things that are required. MASK and SPIRITUAL SEEDS take so long a d that is all i need all the time. I have built 30 spring tea and 15 sachels and all i am asked for is always in the DARN forge!!!! Also we should have an option to dump a request and wait like 30 min for a new one...

Yes my. Kitchen and workshop aren't as busy I keep a couple of those crafts in inventory and once that has happened I don't make anymore. And no, no boosts to speed up forge. Maybe this is S8's way of getting more gem spending! I did notice the only crafting building not to have a speed up was the forge who had 3 items to craft. I currently have 2 masks to make and 1 spiritual seeds, 1 mask clearly isn't being made.

rainsunset
03-11-17, 03:22 AM
My group spent gems, at least 3 people. And I'm tired of playing. I'm not sorry for spending resources. I had plenty. But now the resources are running out. And it's boring to chop rocks, flowers. But I have nothing to do except tournament.
Actually the drop rate of dried flowers has decreased since yesterday. And the tournament became boring. This dragon doesn't inspire me to spend gems. I'm going to collect 3000 points. And I think if you don't win 1st or second place it's better to be at 4-6. The 3d place is useless. Who needs the trophy? As for me I prefer energy.

BarfDump
03-11-17, 03:37 AM
SW
has it bern confirmed people can tie for 1st/2nd etc??? my group is trying it out but i hipe it doesn't screw us all over in the end and only award one person

PurpleScorpion76
03-11-17, 03:40 AM
My group spent gems, at least 3 people. And I'm tired of playing. I'm not sorry for spending resources. I had plenty. But now the resources are running out. And it's boring to chop rocks, flowers. But I have nothing to do except tournament.
Actually the drop rate of dried flowers has decreased since yesterday. And the tournament became boring. This dragon doesn't inspire me to spend gems. I'm going to collect 3000 points. And I think if you don't win 1st or second place it's better to be at 4-6. The 3d place is useless. Who needs the trophy? As for me I prefer energy.

If I have at least two obvious gem spenders I wouldn't go further than the 3000, I might continue to get as many trade tickets as possible after all, doing this can give light relief from collecting from cows and chickens every 2hours for the milk and egg trade all the time, but I wouldn't be competing with gem spenders. So far it seems both my groups from these events are going at a usual steady pace I thought there was a gem spender but think i'm wrong there. They've not increased their margin by any high standard. Of course it could all change in the last few hours. I just managed with my last mystery chest to get the two cherry trees so I'll chop them in the last few hours, see how that changes things but only because I want 1 for decoration - still got one of the free ones from the first goal prize and you can't store them so I'll ensure I keep one and chop the rest. The trophy is for decoration some might say for a show off, as I got 2nd last time but I wanted an area with the walls Castle and horse etc. I'm hoping to amalgamate my prizes from this event in to what is turning into my 'All Seasons Garden' but I need the time to move certain items to make way for some of the gorgeous prizes from this event. It's the trade tickets I really want would like as many of those as I can get. If I get 1st or 2nd and the dragon gives energy, great. If for the second time it doesn't give anything useful then I will seriously consider my time for the next of these leaderboard events. I might just park a troll every 8 hours or so, so I can't get any other monsters - I do the troll/monster trade a lot' we'll see.

PurpleScorpion76
03-11-17, 03:56 AM
SW
has it bern confirmed people can tie for 1st/2nd etc??? my group is trying it out but i hipe it doesn't screw us all over in the end and only award one person

I suspect s8 won't confirm this as it won't be good for the games economy but you can but try. At least if you do find that everyone does get the 1st / 2nd prize. Then you can pass the message on to everyone you compete with in future that message then gets out.

zoroak
03-11-17, 04:47 AM
SW
has it bern confirmed people can tie for 1st/2nd etc??? my group is trying it out but i hipe it doesn't screw us all over in the end and only award one person

Someone had posted earlier in this thread that their leaderboard group did that the last time, tied for 1sts and all got the same prize. BUT there's no guarantee that this time, S8 hasn't change the rules so that just the first person to score the top score wins. It's a risk.

ktorewqas
03-11-17, 07:11 AM
So surprised:o the game asks for glimmer dust, living wood and earth wisps now :D I got the girl. Phew, need some time to get my living wood back to max from min lol

gandalf72
03-11-17, 09:02 AM
Someone had posted earlier in this thread that their leaderboard group did that the last time, tied for 1sts and all got the same prize. BUT there's no guarantee that this time, S8 hasn't change the rules so that just the first person to score the top score wins. It's a risk.

I'm game. Coordinating 20 people and hitting an exact number would be an interesting challenge! Will have to try it next time.

darthkris
03-11-17, 10:23 AM
Hi! Does anybody know what that dragon drops?
I mean this creature is indeed beautiful, but I don't know if I am into spending gems.
I already did spent way too many for that frog prince thing.

meme1098
03-11-17, 12:09 PM
Hi! Does anybody know what that dragon drops?
I mean this creature is indeed beautiful, but I don't know if I am into spending gems.
I already did spent way too many for that frog prince thing.

No one knows until the event is over & prizes are awarded. Then it'll most likely have a 22-hour timer.

dakota1105
03-11-17, 01:07 PM
I am disappointed in Spring Faire. There is no way I can get the cute little dragon☹️☹️☹️☹️ As soon as I get Ostara, I'll stop playing the spring Faire. I am ranked at 8, the #1 person has over 7000 . I have played this event many times a day. I only need a few more points to get Ostara. Anyway, I have expanded a far as I can and have like 650 expansion permits I can't use. Anyone else frustrated like me??

riverly
03-11-17, 01:46 PM
I am disappointed in Spring Faire. There is no way I can get the cute little dragon☹️☹️☹️☹️ As soon as I get Ostara, I'll stop playing the spring Faire. I am ranked at 8, the #1 person has over 7000 . I have played this event many times a day. I only need a few more points to get Ostara. Anyway, I have expanded a far as I can and have like 650 expansion permits I can't use. Anyone else frustrated like me??im frustrated too! The top prizes go to big gem spenders or those with bookoos of energy. Our hard work and effort wouldn't even come close to beating them. So it's easy to say " why bother with it".
No way am I getting into a gem spending frenzy to try to get ahead. It would never be enough.

ktorewqas
03-11-17, 01:53 PM
Someone had posted earlier in this thread that their leaderboard group did that the last time, tied for 1sts and all got the same prize. BUT there's no guarantee that this time, S8 hasn't change the rules so that just the first person to score the top score wins. It's a risk.
Wow, that is super! I wish I could be in that group ;)

dakota1105
03-11-17, 02:19 PM
If you were in that group, you would have no life and no gems.

zoroak
03-11-17, 02:22 PM
Wow, that is super! I wish I could be in that group ;)

Well I could've sworn I saw the post but can't seem to find it now. Imagined it or it was removed?

AngieA67
03-11-17, 02:45 PM
What has happened to this game?? This is not the game I have loved for years...I am so sad that I'm considering deleting it...

elliejagh
03-11-17, 03:52 PM
I have a few thoughts on the recent transition to competitive gameplay:

1) The employee(s) that came up with this idea deserve(s) a raise or bonus representative of their contribution to the bottom line. I suggest that you title this bonus: "blood money" as my current leaderboard is a bloodbath.

2) An example of bloodbath: I stopped to have breakfast and lost my nearly 7000 point lead.

3) As an accountant, I would kill to see your books. I get it. It's business, not pleasure, and you have investors of some kind to keep happy, including, possibly and hopefully the one reading this. I think that you are going about it with a little short sightedness that I will discuss in another point.

4) I've replaced my slacker honorable knights with the angry mothers of my fallen Amazons. There is, has not been, and will never be Honor in these games.

5) There will only be one, maybe two, out of your top spenders happy, and the rest left bleeding and disappointed. To put it in monetary terms to retain your attention; You might make a windfall now, but your long term and future will suffer. The accounting concept is "going concern." Allow me to explain. I was first place in the last competition, and by the grace of my blessed life born into privilege, and through hard work and smart use of personal funds, I WILL come in first this time as well. Please notice that I did not use the term, "win," because I in no way feel like I've won anything. I'm fairly certain that you feel you've won, however.

6) So back to the bloodbath that you call a leaderboard... I can almost certainly say that the obviously serious spenders on my board are going to lose this battle (even possibly the two that get a dragon) and become disenchanted with their once pridefully maintained empires. We, the Blessed, don't like reminders of failure like a second place silver trophy, or "Relic of First Losers," and will no longer be your top spenders to avoid being brought down. We will regret our time and money spent and only be driven to spend by our competitive natures again maybe once or twice more, and only if we get the shiny gold trophy called, "The Rest of you Losers Should Just Give Up Before You Even Pathetically Try HAHAHAHA LOSER." As you can see, I'm being pretty blunt and honest about where this is headed because after reading a whole lot of people posting how content they are with last place to make their point, I felt that you should also hear from someone not wired that way, determined to get the gold trophy, and yet still not left satisfied after the war.

7) I used to play, and spend money; a disgusting, disgraceful, embarrassing amount of money, on competitive PvP games like Left for Dead and Diablo. Appropriately named Diablo, because that's what the top echelon was, and I was one of them. I forced myself to give up competitive gaming because I realized that after a really long day at work, my choice of relaxation was actually not only more stressful, but keeping me more awake at night than my actual high stress job. Think upper five digits in the disgraceful money range. I stressed at work, while playing, while trying to sleep, always in the off-chance that someone else found a better combo of gear and surpassed me while I was away. I became a snob with who I would group with, and rage-played with the rest of them on the mic. One misstep and you are no longer top and life ends. Obviously, people like me should not play these games.

8) Top spenders in a game like Castle Story have a genetic need to compete. Until these games, I spent money to compete with myself to see if I could always get the top prize. If possible, for the sake of a challenge, I'd win it twice. I would leave happy and content that I spent money, got what I wanted, and won. I left happy with the game and myself, and was happy to return and spend more money, even if my style of gameplay has all of my useless tokens of pride tucked away in my inventory so that only I could look at them and chuckle happily at myself. I didn't even display my gold trophy from the first games until the middle of these games today, for intimidation. I even considered bringing out all of my past personal wins so that everybody knew who they were competing against to cripple enemy morale. I previously kept them to myself so my neighbors didn't feel badly. I like that me. That me wants to spend again. I thought that I was supposed to have friendly neighbors, and not bloodied enemies in this game. I really don't like what this leaderboard is bringing out in people. I even posted jokingly medieval trash talk on the boards of anybody looking like a contender. It wasn't anything mean or crossing the line of the rules in wording, but it certainly was by intent in my mind.

9) I used to visit my neighbors and take in the beautiful way they decorated, often complimenting interesting and pretty arrangements. The last new lands I've visited, I've scanned for any sign of what this person is willing to spend. Do they have level ten quest buildings? Have they "wasted space" with pretty, but useless decorations? I've, in two quests, gone from play to prey mode.

10) I'm fairly sure that you've gotten the gist of my points, but I want to leave you with your own words from the App Store description that I am BEGGING you to go re-read: "Become a benevolent ruler!" Siri tells me that benevolent means "well meaning and kindly." Nowhere in your description does it contain anything describing a competition with your neighbors. I read words like "friendly," and "helpful" in regards to my neighbors, and "adventures," "explore," "storylines," and "mystery" for the usual gameplay. Maybe you could go remind yourself about your visions of what this game could become and grow into? I, for one, as a spender, would be grateful to go back to an environment where I post true encouragement to my neighbors in their quests, I would also be more inclined to keep spending and playing.

As an aside, I apologize to anybody that took any offense or felt badly by reading my post. I had no intention of bragging or discouraging anybody. I felt that another viewpoint was necessary, for the sake of the game that I love, and brutal honesty was going to be the only way to make it effective. I feel like I'm grouped in a leaderboard with a really bored Taylor Swift or an old money trust funder with legions of minions playing for them while they sleep, and I want my game back. I don't even know how to congratulate my second and third place leaders without sounding condescending, because if I got second place and first place says, "Good Game. Congrats!" I will read, haha I won, you lost. We all lose in that sense, even S8.

With all my love,
Ellie

* I AM accepting new neighbors, and I promise to be nice if you promise the same thing in return. Look at it this way.. my current neighbors don't seem to end up on my competition grouping and it's one less person to worry about. Heh. ID: Elliejagh

rulerofjennyville
03-11-17, 04:12 PM
I have a few thoughts on the recent transition to competitive gameplay:

1) The employee(s) that came up with this idea deserve(s) a raise or bonus representative of their contribution to the bottom line. I suggest that you title this bonus: "blood money" as my current leaderboard is a bloodbath.

2) An example of bloodbath: I stopped to have breakfast and lost my nearly 7000 point lead.

3) As an accountant, I would kill to see your books. I get it. It's business, not pleasure, and you have investors of some kind to keep happy, including, possibly and hopefully the one reading this. I think that you are going about it with a little short sightedness that I will discuss in another point.

4) I've replaced my slacker honorable knights with the angry mothers of my fallen Amazons. There is, has not been, and will never be Honor in these games.

5) There will only be one, maybe two, out of your top spenders happy, and the rest left bleeding and disappointed. To put it in monetary terms to retain your attention; You might make a windfall now, but your long term and future will suffer. The accounting concept is "going concern." Allow me to explain. I was first place in the last competition, and by the grace of my blessed life born into privilege, and through hard work and smart use of personal funds, I WILL come in first this time as well. Please notice that I did not use the term, "win," because I in no way feel like I've won anything. I'm fairly certain that you feel you've won, however.

6) So back to the bloodbath that you call a leaderboard... I can almost certainly say that the obviously serious spenders on my board are going to lose this battle (even possibly the two that get a dragon) and become disenchanted with their once pridefully maintained empires. We, the Blessed, don't like reminders of failure like a second place silver trophy, or "Relic of First Losers," and will no longer be your top spenders to avoid being brought down. We will regret our time and money spent and only be driven to spend by our competitive natures again maybe once or twice more, and only if we get the shiny gold trophy called, "The Rest of you Losers Should Just Give Up Before You Even Pathetically Try HAHAHAHA LOSER." As you can see, I'm being pretty blunt and honest about where this is headed because after reading a whole lot of people posting how content they are with last place to make their point, I felt that you should also hear from someone not wired that way, determined to get the gold trophy, and yet still not left satisfied after the war.

7) I used to play, and spend money; a disgusting, disgraceful, embarrassing amount of money, on competitive PvP games like Left for Dead and Diablo. Appropriately named Diablo, because that's what the top echelon was, and I was one of them. I forced myself to give up competitive gaming because I realized that after a really long day at work, my choice of relaxation was actually not only more stressful, but keeping me more awake at night than my actual high stress job. Think upper five digits in the disgraceful money range. I stressed at work, while playing, while trying to sleep, always in the off-chance that someone else found a better combo of gear and surpassed me while I was away. I became a snob with who I would group with, and rage-played with the rest of them on the mic. One misstep and you are no longer top and life ends. Obviously, people like me should not play these games.

8) Top spenders in a game like Castle Story have a genetic need to compete. Until these games, I spent money to compete with myself to see if I could always get the top prize. If possible, for the sake of a challenge, I'd win it twice. I would leave happy and content that I spent money, got what I wanted, and won. I left happy with the game and myself, and was happy to return and spend more money, even if my style of gameplay has all of my useless tokens of pride tucked away in my inventory so that only I could look at them and chuckle happily at myself. I didn't even display my gold trophy from the first games until the middle of these games today, for intimidation. I even considered bringing out all of my past personal wins so that everybody knew who they were competing against to cripple enemy morale. I previously kept them to myself so my neighbors didn't feel badly. I like that me. That me wants to spend again. I thought that I was supposed to have friendly neighbors, and not bloodied enemies in this game. I really don't like what this leaderboard is bringing out in people. I even posted jokingly medieval trash talk on the boards of anybody looking like a contender. It wasn't anything mean or crossing the line of the rules in wording, but it certainly was by intent in my mind.

9) I used to visit my neighbors and take in the beautiful way they decorated, often complimenting interesting and pretty arrangements. The last new lands I've visited, I've scanned for any sign of what this person is willing to spend. Do they have level ten quest buildings? Have they "wasted space" with pretty, but useless decorations? I've, in two quests, gone from play to prey mode.

10) I'm fairly sure that you've gotten the gist of my points, but I want to leave you with your own words from the App Store description that I am BEGGING you to go re-read: "Become a benevolent ruler!" Siri tells me that benevolent means "well meaning and kindly." Nowhere in your description does it contain anything describing a competition with your neighbors. I read words like "friendly," and "helpful" in regards to my neighbors, and "adventures," "explore," "storylines," and "mystery" for the usual gameplay. Maybe you could go remind yourself about your visions of what this game could become and grow into? I, for one, as a spender, would be grateful to go back to an environment where I post true encouragement to my neighbors in their quests, I would also be more inclined to keep spending and playing.

As an aside, I apologize to anybody that took any offense or felt badly by reading my post. I had no intention of bragging or discouraging anybody. I felt that another viewpoint was necessary, for the sake of the game that I love, and brutal honesty was going to be the only way to make it effective. I feel like I'm grouped in a leaderboard with a really bored Taylor Swift or an old money trust funder with legions of minions playing for them while they sleep, and I want my game back. I don't even know how to congratulate my second and third place leaders without sounding condescending, because if I got second place and first place says, "Good Game. Congrats!" I will read, haha I won, you lost. We all lose in that sense, even S8.

With all my love,
Ellie

* I AM accepting new neighbors, and I promise to be nice if you promise the same thing in return. Look at it this way.. my current neighbors don't seem to end up on my competition grouping and it's one less person to worry about. Heh. ID: Elliejagh


I broke down and played but I'm not spending one gem. Going by my leaderboard no one else is either. Maybe the top person spent some. Some people are still at zero. They shouldn't have done this competition again. And I assume the dragons give off useless dragon scales.

lmirul
03-11-17, 04:39 PM
That was a really interesting read from Ellie! Was wondering if the competitive players were enjoying this event.

I was able to get first in the last leaderboard as I have massive fomo but I felt INCREDIBLY guilty... it was a horrible 'win'. The sour taste of that victory was actually worse than my OCD of wanting to have everything. I couldn't bring myself to do it again, so like many I am sitting out of this battle. Best of luck to the kingdoms still competing. May the gods of war be on your side!

#LBPlayingNotCompeting3000

PrincessCupOButter
03-11-17, 04:52 PM
@elliejagh, thank you for sharing from your point of view. I often wonder what makes us play the way we do. I'm very non-competitive and even I get a little thrill seeing my name at the top of the leaderboard....followed by immediate guilt for getting there to the detriment of other players. I'm a mostly play-for-free player who used to spend a small amount each month to get new or helpful items that I had missed out on (since I didn't start until about 18 months into the game) but I won't 'reward' S8 by spending on these type of events for the exact reasons you stated. This is not the friendly little easy going, very unique, and whimsical game I fell in love with. Ever since we started getting timed event after timed event, it has felt like a blatant money grab, and I resent feeling like I'm being 'forced' to spend. So I stopped spending. (Oddly enough, their business plan had the opposite effect on me...shrugs.) Then along come these LB events which totally go against everything this game used to be about. I decided last time that I would play only for the individual prizes with no intention of competing against anyone but myself. So if I ever "win" one of these it will be because literally everyone else in my group did not play.

I took a screenshot of your post in case it gets edited or removed. I think S8 would do well to read it and take note.

Ps. I think I may have been in your group last time. ;) Lol. It was a bloodbath and I knew from day one I wasn't getting anywhere near the top, so it was a good thing I had made my mind up not to even try.

NorthWoodsKingdom
03-11-17, 05:23 PM
Brava, elliejagh!!
*standing ovation with thunderous applause*!!!!

... funny how these LB events only last a week but seem like they last foreverrrrrrr.
I'm enjoying the new crafts n such but OMG, the event is wearing me out, lol.

GarnetJ
03-11-17, 05:32 PM
Ellie - Thanks for sharing! I sent you a neighbor invite.

I had no interest in joining in the bloodbath in my grouping. The top person on my leaderboard is up to almost 45,000 points. I gladly stopped at 3,000. Ostara has befriended my Swamp Kitty, so I am content. I didn't want to use any gems or even Elven runes this time around.

ktorewqas
03-11-17, 05:55 PM
I think we have choice here to compete or just to finish the goals. There is no need to be upset that we can not get top prizes. S8 earns money from the top competitors n we enjoy to get the girl ;) both happy. Only the frog one is a let down for me lol

rulerofjennyville
03-11-17, 06:08 PM
I think we have choice here to compete or just to finish the goals. There is no need to be upset that we can not get top prizes. S8 earns money from the top competitors n we enjoy to get the girl ;) both happy. Only the frog one is a let down for me lol

It shouldn''t be a deal where you have to spend money to get a prize. And not just a few gems - a lot of gems. A lot of gems you have to spend a lot of money on.

cavegirl1
03-11-17, 06:48 PM
I think we have choice here to compete or just to finish the goals. There is no need to be upset that we can not get top prizes. S8 earns money from the top competitors n we enjoy to get the girl ;) both happy. Only the frog one is a let down for me lol

For me this would be more okay IF they were using that money to continue to develop the game we loved (story line, expansions etc) along side these events.

But that does not seem to be the case.

(Added note - note I have no issue with people spending money. That comes down to personal choice and I know these games would not exist without it. )

Den8137259
03-11-17, 06:50 PM
★ the Girl has arrived! the Boyfriend quickly warms up to her ..
★ dragon accessory is optional, cos the girl isn't a princess with a animal sidekick (taking reference from Moana) ★ (:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6r2iLwU0AAKe1m.jpg

cavegirl1
03-11-17, 06:50 PM
Elliejagh - very, very interesting to read your views.

Thanks for sharing.

cavegirl1
03-11-17, 07:01 PM
So although not playing the event, I ended up with some points after restocking wood, stone etc after a few elven outpost deliveries and not having my troll parked, as I needed beasts for horns and tusks etc.

Was close to 100 points so chopped a bit more, hoping to maybe get more of the trees in the mystery chest just because I could (they are not the prettiest ones for sure ...) But just got points for the leaderboard instead :(

As others have said, if normal activity played a part then I might have been tempted to participate more and try for the fountain (only prize I like the look of) but will just enjoy looking at it when I visit neighbours kingdoms.

teaganblackthorne
03-11-17, 08:39 PM
Ellie - Thanks for sharing! I sent you a neighbor invite.

I had no interest in joining in the bloodbath in my grouping. The top person on my leaderboard is up to almost 45,000 points. I gladly stopped at 3,000. Ostara has befriended my Swamp Kitty, so I am content. I didn't want to use any gems or even Elven runes this time around.

Wow, I am glad that my group is not that bad.....yet. Top is only at 3000.

Den8137259
03-11-17, 09:44 PM
★ the TOP in my grouping is nearly at 6700, and perhaps adopting a wait n see strategy ★
★ cos the rest are in the range of 3000, maybe are happy to get the Girl, sans the impossible Dragon in the bloodbath event ★

MoonVillage3
03-11-17, 09:57 PM
Someone had posted earlier in this thread that their leaderboard group did that the last time, tied for 1sts and all got the same prize. BUT there's no guarantee that this time, S8 hasn't change the rules so that just the first person to score the top score wins. It's a risk.
Something has been changed since last LB competition.
Last time I would be able to move up into 1st position and tie with the first player, exactly the same total, and see a 2nd, 3rd, etc.
This time when I move and tie with 1st position.. I see the 2nd position disappear and leaves 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. Practically tying for the 1st position.. the 2nd place doesn't exist anymore.



It shouldn''t be a deal where you have to spend money to get a prize. And not just a few gems - a lot of gems. A lot of gems you have to spend a lot of money on.
It all depends on your luck of which group you're in.
The former competition I played was way up into unbelievable figures.. demonstrating clearly gems were used.
This present competition we all use just the power of crafting, chopping and delivering.. and figures are reasonable to reach without spending anything at all.
As there are spenders competing.. there are also players who just pay attention to getting the most out of their game by crafting and being stocked.
It would be very interesting if S8 put all the spenders in the same group. This I can already imagine, would have great returns for the company.. lol!

TwinklingSkies
03-11-17, 10:14 PM
When I opened the last chest I didn't get the energy points it said I would. What is this game? When you don't even get the prizes?

TwinklingSkies
03-11-17, 10:16 PM
I had energy from the last chest. I also had some energy chests from the Monster Hunt challenge so I didn't pay attention to the number of 25+ energy chests that I had. So I might've not gotten any energy chest from back then either. This game sucks.

MoonVillage3
03-11-17, 10:19 PM
I have a few thoughts on the recent transition to competitive gameplay:
.......... As an aside, I apologize to anybody that took any offense or felt badly by reading my post. I had no intention of bragging or discouraging anybody. I felt that another viewpoint was necessary, for the sake of the game that I love, and brutal honesty was going to be the only way to make it effective. I feel like I'm grouped in a leaderboard with a really bored Taylor Swift or an old money trust funder with legions of minions playing for them while they sleep, and I want my game back. I don't even know how to congratulate my second and third place leaders without sounding condescending, because if I got second place and first place says, "Good Game. Congrats!" I will read, haha I won, you lost. We all lose in that sense, even S8.
With all my love,
Ellie

@Ellie
Seeing this post I said to myself.. 'OMG! do I have to read all that?' BUT as I do read all posts.. I started, and have to say this is one of the most interesting and constructive posts I've read. I do apologize to Ellie for chopping out a major piece, but did so only because of space problems of 'too many pages to read' on the forum.
Thank you for taking the time and for sharing these interesting opinions and your personal experiences.. it's really appreciated and have read each word with great interest.

MoonVillage3
03-11-17, 10:23 PM
When I opened the last chest I didn't get the energy points it said I would. What is this game? When you don't even get the prizes?
did you check in your inventory? I should have been placed there. It's an energy-crate you can chop when you need it.
All your crates (including the monster-hunt crates, if of the same size) should be moved to the beginning of your inventory, if your have just received one.

ebenezermac
03-11-17, 11:30 PM
Third place should also receive the +25 energy crate.

HuckleTown
03-12-17, 12:04 AM
In my group, no one is even trying for 3000. It appears no one is actively participating and only receiving points from normal play. The top score is about 860. I'm in 13th with a whopping 232 points (half of which I received from a prize crate).

Ellie, thanks for your insight from a "spender". I understand your desire to finish first and now that you've started on this event you need to see it through. Next LB, you need S8 to see this isn't the way to earn money in CS. IMHO you shouldn't purchase anymore gems (after this event;) )so S8 isn't rewarded for completely changing Castle Story.

For those saying if you don't like it, don't participate...(I've said this before) we are forced to either participate through normal play or ignore the game for the duration of the event. I've got a lot left to accomplish so ignoring my game for seven days every few weeks doesn't seem like a good strategy for S8 to develop loyal players.

but then (again) S8 I REFUSE TO BUY GEMS UNTIL THERE IS A GEM USE CONFIRMATION BUTTON.

zoroak
03-12-17, 03:00 AM
Had a maintenance message popping up and since then, can't get into game. Anyone else with this problem?

Just saw the scheduled maintenance thread, hope they don't lose my progress in the last few minutes.

jopik
03-12-17, 03:03 AM
the quests become more and more un achievable!
I really really want that dragon, but in order to beat other gamers
I have to spend money, because they're waaay ahead of me!
What a shame:( :( :(

Nessell
03-12-17, 03:11 AM
Third place should also receive the +25 energy crate.

Agree, apart from last place the third place prize is the worst.

LadyFencer
03-12-17, 04:05 AM
Did the maintenance really have to be scheduled during the last day of a timed event? What else is going to happen in a game to make it more difficult?

dragoniakingdom
03-12-17, 04:11 AM
Did the maintenance really have to be scheduled during the last day of a timed event? What else is going to happen in a game to make it more difficult?
Even worse for Australians as it's evening & the couple of hours before bedtime have been lost...

Edit to add it is now back up,so not as bad as I feared.

Rynetory2
03-12-17, 04:20 AM
Games are back. :D

ladyperidot
03-12-17, 04:49 AM
Reached 3005 points and got the girl satyr. I'm done with this event! In my group, 3005 points me in 4th right now, but I will probably drop as there a few others close to 3000.

I much prefer the community events where we are all working together rather than the competition between groups

PurpleScorpion76
03-12-17, 05:50 AM
I'm game. Coordinating 20 people and hitting an exact number would be an interesting challenge! Will have to try it next time.

I took the plunge and started contacting all on my leaderboard yesterday, whether they are first or last seeking the chance for us all to get what we want. A few have taken the plunge with me. We'll see if it pans out. I've already parked a troll to help slow me down. Lol. I've reached the 3000 and still in second. If it works I'll certainly start the ball rolling within the first 24 hours next time.

BarfDump
03-12-17, 05:58 AM
ive been trying to coordinate 20 people to tie in this event since it started and man thats a fun challenge lol
we've almost got it but some people keep accidentally collecting haha. thi shas honestly been funner than the event itself

PurpleScorpion76
03-12-17, 06:21 AM
Did the maintenance really have to be scheduled during the last day of a timed event? What else is going to happen in a game to make it more difficult?

I think it's to cover any issues from the US changing to Daylight Savings Time not a scheduled maintenance. Yes they might use the time to do that, but from what I think I've read in the past it boils down to make sure we DONT have problems playing while the US time springs forward.

PurpleScorpion76
03-12-17, 06:24 AM
ive been trying to coordinate 20 people to tie in this event since it started and man thats a fun challenge lol
we've almost got it but some people keep accidentally collecting haha. thi shas honestly been funner than the event itself

Excellent! That made me laugh! Did you all get to 3000 and stop and someone forgot to park a troll?

gandalf72
03-12-17, 06:49 AM
I took the plunge and started contacting all on my leaderboard yesterday, whether they are first or last seeking the chance for us all to get what we want. A few have taken the plunge with me. We'll see if it pans out. I've already parked a troll to help slow me down. Lol. I've reached the 3000 and still in second. If it works I'll certainly start the ball rolling within the first 24 hours next time.

Great! Let us know how it turns out.

PurpleScorpion76
03-12-17, 06:54 AM
I have a few thoughts on the recent transition to competitive gameplay:

2) An example of bloodbath: I stopped to have breakfast and lost my nearly 7000 point lead.

6) So back to the bloodbath that you call a leaderboard... I can almost certainly say that the obviously serious spenders on my board are going to lose this battle (even possibly the two that get a dragon) and become disenchanted with their once pridefully maintained empires. We, the Blessed, don't like reminders of failure like a second place silver trophy, or "Relic of First Losers," and will no longer be your top spenders to avoid being brought down. We will regret our time and money spent and only be driven to spend by our competitive natures again maybe once or twice more, and only if we get the shiny gold trophy called, "The Rest of you Losers Should Just Give Up Before You Even Pathetically Try HAHAHAHA LOSER." As you can see, I'm being pretty blunt and honest about where this is headed because after reading a whole lot of people posting how content they are with last place to make their point, I felt that you should also hear from someone not wired that way, determined to get the gold trophy, and yet still not left satisfied after the war.

7) I used to play, and spend money; a disgusting, disgraceful, embarrassing amount of money, on competitive PvP games like Left for Dead and Diablo. Appropriately named Diablo, because that's what the top echelon was, and I was one of them. I forced myself to give up competitive gaming because I realized that after a really long day at work, my choice of relaxation was actually not only more stressful, but keeping me more awake at night than my actual high stress job. Think upper five digits in the disgraceful money range. I stressed at work, while playing, while trying to sleep, always in the off-chance that someone else found a better combo of gear and surpassed me while I was away. I became a snob with who I would group with, and rage-played with the rest of them on the mic. One misstep and you are no longer top and life ends. Obviously, people like me should not play these games.

* I AM accepting new neighbors, and I promise to be nice if you promise the same thing in return. Look at it this way.. my current neighbors don't seem to end up on my competition grouping and it's one less person to worry about. Heh. ID: Elliejagh

Fabulous! Absolutely fab! I too have a competitive streak but I also love the community spirit this game has. There are a few examples in real life where the people clearly have power to change things.

1. X-Factor Christmas number 1's one year the British public bought in a huge number a Rage Against The Machine single to keep the X-Factor hopeful from getting the No.1 spot for the 8th time in s row or whatever it was.
2. Brexit.
3. Trump

I'm not getting political but WE can change things.

A few two pennies:

2. Possibly the funniest and yet truest words ever spoken on this forum.

6. This I think will be part of the problem I came in second last time i don't buy gems, think I sped up a building or two, but for anyone buying and still losing. My god I don't know how I'd feel.

7. I think a lot of people feel like this including myself. Why should I be stressed by finding time to collect for a timed event. I gave up with the first Naga event could be bothered collecting from tons of farmhouses every 10 mins I gave up the game for 3 weeks. Bliss!

The problem is s8 need to change too! Stop changing the rules halfway through - 2nd Ali's purple and wedding ones spring to mind. If we continue on this path two things will happen s8 will either change or they won't but we can but try.

I haven't used elven runes this time or sped up anything. I did buy the serene circle because I wanted it not for points but it did help me get to 3000. My heart has stopped now. Too much comarardry has entered my soul and I'm hoping we can pull this joint 2nd place off. I even think the leader has slowed down even though he hasn't made contact didn't think it was possible to get close but we're now just less than 100 points between us.

PrincessCupOButter
03-12-17, 08:16 AM
Something has been changed since last LB competition.
Last time I would be able to move up into 1st position and tie with the first player, exactly the same total, and see a 2nd, 3rd, etc.
This time when I move and tie with 1st position.. I see the 2nd position disappear and leaves 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. Practically tying for the 1st position.. the 2nd place doesn't exist anymore.



It all depends on your luck of which group you're in.
The former competition I played was way up into unbelievable figures.. demonstrating clearly gems were used.
This present competition we all use just the power of crafting, chopping and delivering.. and figures are reasonable to reach without spending anything at all.
As there are spenders competing.. there are also players who just pay attention to getting the most out of their game by crafting and being stocked.
It would be very interesting if S8 put all the spenders in the same group. This I can already imagine, would have great returns for the company.. lol!

I noticed the ties in the last competition too. I was never anywhere near the top, but the middle of the group had ties, so there were say 3 people in twelfth place, then the next place was 15th.

I've often wondered at the mindset of S8 concerning generating revenue. I've mentioned before, I spent money for things I wanted but didn't have (harvest pergola, glimmerbat habitat...because I started playing too late) or couldn't win anyway (beastbane, golden mines).
It seems to me that offering an opportunity for more people to attain this dragon (or whatever the 'grand' prize may be in the future) would generate more income than deliberately excluding the vast majority of players. Based on the comments here, most people, after seeing the top spot reach tens of thousands of points, will not throw gems at it knowing there's no way to reach the top.

Same thing with offering former quest items.....I'd be curious to know how much money S8 could generate if they offered the Love Shack, The bountiful tables, the witches cauldron, etc for gems. People beg for these things and yet S8 chooses instead to alienate huge numbers of players with these leaderboard events. Some people pay once or twice, but eventually even they will get disillusioned.

S8s strategy reminds me of the story of the barber who offered a little boy a choice between a dime or a nickel every day. The boy always chose the nickel, and the barber thought he was stupid. When the child was asked why he didn't take the dime, the boy replied "as soon as I start choosing the dime, he'll stop offering them and I won't get a nickel a day anymore. I'd rather get 5 cents a day than 10 cents one time"
S8 you're getting lots of dimes today, but just think of all the nickels you're no longer getting.

lbuist
03-12-17, 08:59 AM
I think it's to cover any issues from the US changing to Daylight Savings Time not a scheduled maintenance. Yes they might use the time to do that, but from what I think I've read in the past it boils down to make sure we DONT have problems playing while the US time springs forward.

I was second in this challange, because of the maintenance i could not play! Now i can not win anymore. It cost me lots of resources and i think a compensation would be in order!

ladyperidot
03-12-17, 09:27 AM
Reached 3005 points and got the girl satyr. I'm done with this event! In my group, 3005 points me in 4th right now, but I will probably drop as there a few others close to 3000.

I much prefer the community events where we are all working together rather than the competition between groups

I've now dropped to sixth and I don't care. It's so freeing, I'm going to get back to replenishing my inventory and taking care of my queendom

CozyWarmCafe
03-12-17, 11:02 AM
I stopped at 3011 points. I have my satyr, let the chips fall where they may. I'm currently in third place, but I don't expect to stay there. Honestly, I don't care. The trade tickets are a joke...it would take less time and effort to earn them by doing normal play, like collecting milk and eggs. I'm fairly certain this is my last LB event. It wasn't fun and depleted my resources, but I didn't spend a single gem. Ha, take that Storm8!!! Now I'm free to go back to normal play, hooray!

PrincessCupOButter
03-12-17, 11:17 AM
I've now dropped to sixth and I don't care. It's so freeing, I'm going to get back to replenishing my inventory and taking care of my queendom

I've been playing for the Satyr too. This morning I got her but I accidentally went over 3000. So I ended up with 3100. I have been second almost from the beginning and knew I'd drop once I stopped at 3k. And it didn't take long at all! Lol. I'm currently 3rd and really hoping someone else passes me up before this thing ends, I'd rather finish father down. IMO 3rd place is the worst place. No dragon, which I never expected anyway, but also no energy crate either. (Trade tickets are of little value when you have plenty in storage and no expansions left.)
3rd place really gets cheated. :(

Not one gem spent either!! Woohoo! (In fact I've crafted 15 of them in the exchange thanks to all the rock chopping. :cool:)